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Wolves in Sheep's Clothing — L. S. Bauman, 

Editorial Eeview, 

Publication Day — Dr. C. A. Bame, 

The Design of Baptism — J. A. Mclnturff, 

The Challenge of the Church, 

Ked Cross Resolutions, 

Our Unfinished Task — S. C. Henderson, 

The Grace oJf Humility — Mrs. Harry L. Berkshire, 

2 White Gift Reports— I. D. Slotter, 

3 Why Go to Intematiojial Convention, 

4 Win Your Friends to the Church — B. S. Stoffer, 

5 A Service Set-up (I)— C. W. Abbott, 

B Letters from Estella Myers, 

6 News from the Field, 13-10 

7 The Tie That Binds, 16 

9 In the Shadow, 16 


"Wolves in Sheep's Clothing" 

Jesus said: "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in 
sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves." This meant 
no.thiug less than that we must bo on the alert for infidels, atheists, 
agnostics, deists, pagans, and every what-not, slipping into Christian 
garb, land through this outward profession of faith in Christ, prevent 
the attack that every true warrior of Jesus Christ is set to make. 

They come to us, these false prophets, in beautiful array, splen- 
did folk apparently, polite, kindly, sweet, doers of good works, build- 
ers of humanitarian institutions. To attack them is to throw one's 
self open to the accusations of making an attack on the Lord's own! 
But the tiTie Christian soldier should never forget that downright 
infidels may be all that in outward profession, but the devil 's own 
inwardly. Even, as it is written, "For such are false apostles, de- 
ceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of 
light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also, be trans- 
formed as the ministers of righteousness" (II Cor. 11:13-15). 

Our dictionaries tell us that an infidel is ' ' One who does not 
believe in the Christian faith. ' ' He may be an atheist, a skeptic or 
an agnostic, a Jew or a Moslem, a Brahmanist or a Confueianist, a 
Buddhist or a Polynesian idolater. He is not a Christian who re- 
jects tlie Christian faith, the true revelatios of which is found in the 
fulness of the Christian's Bible. 

It is well for us to understand very clearly what doctrines they 
are that differentiate the Christian faith from th.e faith of an infi- 
del. It is not faith in the Supreme Being that we call God. Only 
the atheist cuts God out of his knowledge. The Moslem and the Jew 
believe not only in God, but in our God, — the God of Abraham. 
Thousands of infidels believe in God. 

It is not the doctrine of immortality that distinguishes between 
an infidel and a Christian. Neither is it faith in heaven or in hell. 
NoJ_tJiei;_ js -it the doing of good works that differentiates between a 
Christi^an. and an unbeliever. 

Many a peitTgrc M~inlTiIel w ill accept 
all the social teachings of Jesus, — verily, they boast oftentimes that 
t hey do so more fully than "Christians." The truth is, infidels and 
Ghristiacs may hold much in common. 

What then are those doctrines which discriminate between a 
Christian (a believer) and an infidel (an unbeliever) ? First and 
foremost among them all, is faith as to the person of Christ, — faith 
in the Deity of Christ. Christ as a reformer, or as a prophet, or as 
a great exemplar for human conduct, most men, even infidels, are 

wiUiug to accept. Christ as the virgin-bom Son of God, himself 
equal with God, is at once a stone of stumbling to the infidel. The 
Moslem, whom we reckon an infidel, even as he reckons the Chris- 
tian, in his Koran, sets forth the Christ as a mighty prophet of God, 
a mighty worker of miracles, the son of Mary, crucified, and risen 
from the dead. Ti-uth to tell, the Koran gives Jesus Christ a higher 
place than many a professed Christian is willing to accord him. But, 
says the Koran, ' ' They are infidels who say. Verily God is Christ ! ' ' 
To call a follower of Mohammed an infidel, when he halts only at the 
calling of Jesus Christ the ' ' very God, ' ' and then to call a man a 
Christian, who denies not only that Jesus is God, but also denies his 
resurrection, and his authority as a prophet, would seem to us the 
height of inconsistency. It is not saying too much to say that many 
so-called "Christian pulpits" in America are more infidel than any 
' ' Moslem pulpit ' ' of Turkey. And, were it not for the savor of the 
true faith that still is found in America in spite of these ' ' Christian 
pulpits," the works of the Tui^k would soon disgrace America also. 
The Sodonis of America can thank God that the men and women of 
' ' righteous faith ' ' are not yet reduced to ten. It is well for us to 
remember that Jesus said to the most moral men of his day,- — men 
who boasted their personal righteousnesses, "Except ye believe that 
I am h.e, ye shall die in your sins!" 

Another doctrine that differentiates between a Christian and an 
infidel, is the doctrine of the vicarious atonement of Jesus Christ. 
Jesus said: "This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed 
for many for the remission of sins" (Matt. 26:28). The greatest of 
all the apostles said: "And without the shedding of blood is no re- 
mission" (Heb. 9:22). Again, "Now where remission of these is, 
there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, bold- 
ness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus" (Heb. 10:18, 

In the face of these statements from the highest of all autho.- 
ities, what are we to think of such an one as Dr. Chas. P. Kent, Deai 
of Theology in Yale University, who recently made the statement U: 
an assembly of ministers in Emporia, Kansas, when asked what place 
he thought the blood of Christ occupies in the matter of salvation, — 
"The blood was used as a S3Tnbol. It might as well have been wool! " 
According to this Dean, ' ' Without the shedding of wool there is no 
remission!" "\} fell, tha t is accor ding to_the_popular socialGospel of 
these apostates, — "If a millionaire will only shed his wool, his sins 
will be forgiven him!" But, without hesTfation^we say that no 

JANUARY 4, 1922 



human being will ever enter into the holiest by wool." This "Dean" 
would better be engaged in the business of making socks than in the 
business of preparing young men to preach the Gospel of our Godl 
He would better understand his business. It wore well for him to 
heed the tremendously solemn warning of the Son of God he has 
blasphemed.: "A man that hath set at nought Moses law dieth with- 
it compassion on the word of two or three witnesses; of how much 
sorer punishment, think ye, shall he be judged worthy, who hath trod- 
den under foot the Son of God, and hath counted tie blood of the 
dovenant wherewith he was sanctified as an unholy thing (marginal 
reading, "Gr. a common thing"), and hath done despite unto the 
spirit of grace? For we know him that said. Vengeance belongeth 
unto me, I will recompense" (Heb. 10:28-30). "The blood — it might 
as well have been wool!" If that is not calling the blood that was 
shed foj our sanctification, "a common thing," then words are with- 
out certain meaning. Personally, we would just as soon, yea, rather, 
take the chance of Voltaire in the day of judgment, as this ' ' Dean ' ' 
of the theological school of a great American University. Voltaire 
was at least kind enough not to besmut the sacred robes of Christ 
from within. 

Again, an essential doctrine that distinguishes Christian faith 
from infidelity, is the doctrine of the resuri'ection of the body of 
Jesus Christ from the dead. It is written: "Jesus answered and said 
unto them. Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 
* * , But he spake of the temple of his body. When therefore he 
was risen from the dead, the disciples remembeied that he had said 
this unto them; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which 
Jesus had said" (John 2:19-22). And, no matter what his profession, 
the man who does not ' ' believe the Scripture and the word which 
Jesus said" as to his resurrection, can make no claim as a ti-ue be- 

Yet, a very prominent ' ' Christian ' ' editor of a religious paper, 
recently wrote an article for one of the gi-eatest "evangelical" week- 
lies in this nation, in which he said: " 'The third day he rose from 
the dead, ' — I do not unlerstand the expression in the sense that it is 
commonly meant. The great fact is that his influence and his power 
over men and over the centuries of history came back into earth, 
guiding, illuminating, and conquering." Jesus didn't come back, — 
' ' His influence came back into earth, guiding, illuminating and con- 
quering! " How "illuminating" this "Christian editor's" faith is, 
may be best understood by a quotation that follows soon after this 
statement: " 'The resurrection of the body,' — certainly not of the 
chemical elements of this physical body. I am an agnostic whether 
existence persists after death. My brother has very well said, 'We 
can never prove that there is no life after death. We may sometime 
be able to prove that there is.' But I leave the question with God. 
He has not seen fit as yet to let us know." Eemember, these are the 
words of a man who calls himself a Christian; and, as a "prominent 
Christian editor," is given space to say these things in a prominent 
periodical edited by Presbyterians! 

Poor man I Denying the resurrection of the body, how can he 
say anything else than he has said: "I leave the question (as to 
- whether existence persists after death) to God. He has not seen fit 
as yet to let us know!" Poor lost soul is this, wailing forth his sad 
•dirge of unbelief from within the clothing of the sheep. Verily, wo 
know them by their voices! Groping about in the awful night, he 
knows not that eternal life "is now made manifest by the appear- 
ing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath 
(Continued on page 10) 



An evangelistic campaign was begun in the Dayton, Ohio, 
church on January 1, with Brother B. T. Burnworth of Lanark, Illi- 
nois as the evangelist, and Brother Arthur Lynn as the song leader. 

Our readers will be interested in learning of the kind remem- 
brance of Brother and Sister J. W. Swihart by two Sunday school 
classes of the Flora, Indiana, church, the correspondence concerning 
which is to be found in this issue. 

Brother L. S. Baunian writes from Long Beach, California: "1 
am leaving here next Friday morning, and will be leaving New Or- 
leans for the South on January 4th." He expects to arrive in Eio 
Cuarto, Argentina about February 1st. 

Our correspondent from the Lanark, Illinois, congregation states 
that one soul has been received since the last report, a goodly num- 
ber of boys and girls at their last communion service, and an effec- 
tively rendered Christmas cantata, at which time a splendid White 
Gift oilering was taken. 

Brother A. B. Cover reports a hard fought evangelistic battle at 
Reliance, Virginia, where Brother S. P. Fogle is pastor. It is easy 
for evangelists to get discouraged when results do not appear, but 
Brother Cover speaks truly when he says "visible results do not 
alone determine success. ' ' We all need to learn that lesson. 

Dr. J. L. GilUn writes an interesting letter of experiences in his 
Eed Cross work travels. Of special interest is the description of his 
visit to Tuskegee Institute, which is not only a great institution doing 
a great work, but is a fitting monument, as Brother Gillin suggests, 
to one of the greatest, if not the gi'eatest, American Negro. 

Sister Estella Myers writes an interesting report of the General 
Conference of Protestant Missionaries held at Bolenge, in the Bel- 
gian Congo, where she was privileged to attend. She also writes a 
letter to the children, in which she speaks of the training of ele- 
phants and their being used as "plow-horses". 

Brother O. C. Starn reports for the Fairhaven church near West 
Salem, Ohio., where he has recently taken charge. A meeting held 
by the pastor resulted in three additions to the church and also 
brought pastor and people more readily to know and appreciate each 
other, evidences of which appreciation are becoming quite noticeable. 

In connection with the Christmas program and the giving of the 
White Gift offering, the Third church of Johnstown did not fail to 
express its appreciation o£ its pastor and his family. It is a beauti- 
ful custom that some churches have of making Christmas the occasion 
of cementing a little stronger the tie that binds pastor and people 
together by a gift of love and appreciation. 

"A REAL YEAR BOOK" say the young men who have in 
charge the task of making the ' ' College Annual ' ' this year. It cer- 
tainly seems destined to be a very elegant afOair, a book of which 
any one may be proud. Floiizel Pfleiderer and John C. Wissinger 
have it in charge and they purpose to have a copy placed in every 
church library. Read their announcement in this issue and give them 
a lift. 

Brother W. S. Baker of Johnstown, though engaged in secular 
business has not failed to employ his talents for Christ and the 
church as opportunity offered. He has, in addition to supply w-ork," 
given regular bi-weekly service to the Listie Doubtless there 
are other men who feel called to. preach, but engaged in secular em- 
ployment, and who would willingly give a portion of their time to 
some church if opportunity offered. 

Turn to the Sunday School page for the first installment of White 
Gift repo.ts from the treasurer, Brother Ira D. Slotter of Ashland, 
Ohio. The first remittance came from Mr. and Mrs. Giant Walter 
of Huntingion, Indiana, the first school reporting was Middltbranch, 
Ohio, and the largest offering to date was contributed by the Ashland 
school. Brother Slotter has introduced a new feature to the reports 
in that he indicates the order in which they are received. You can 't 
be first anymore, but don't be too far down the line. 

The Milledgeville, Illinois, congregation has recently enjoyed an 
evangelistic campaign which is pronounced the "best in the history 
of the church" according to the good report of the pastor, Brother 
M. J. Snyder. The evangelist was Brother W. H. Bcachler, of Water- 
loo. He not only preached the word effectively, but gave valuable 
assistance to the music side of the campaign. Weather and roads 
worked against the meetings, nevertheless the attendance was good 
and the Lord blessed them with the conversion of twelve souls. 



JANUARY 4, 1922 

1723 THE BRETHREN 1923 

Dr. Charles A. Bame, Executive Secretary 

Publication Day 

Publication Day has arrived ! Are you awake ? Did you 
tliink of tliat while you were having Merry Christmas? Well, 
it surely did slip up on me, and if on me, I do not need to 
blame another if they, too, admit it. Of course, you have 
not forgotten that we are to have a Publication Day; you 
have not forgotten that we dt) not have our debt there paid, 
nor "the adequately equipped Publishing House" for which 
this Movement calls. It may be well for me to call your 
attention to 

What the Movement Asks 
Here it is: 



Had you been on the Publication Board as I was in the 
years of her trials, and could you now visit the better 
equipped house, you could shig with a new inspiration, "Oh, 
what a change !" 

But if you could sense what the ideal is, as visioned by 
such men as Teetei', Baer and Gnagey, you would sing still 
more lustily. For my part, as many of the churches know 
and as I hope still more shall know, I have one great desire 
and vision for the church during the period of this Move- 
ment : that is, that we shall have a debt-free House. I have 
said many times before the churches, we need' just one dol- 
lar apiece from our present membership to wipe off the debt 
on our Publishing House. I do not really believe that there 
is a single member of the church really Brethren who would 
not do without a few meals even, much as most Brethren 
people love to eat, if they could really believe that debt 
could be thus paid oft". Well, it can and it surely will be. 
I have great confidence in the Dunker character. I believe 
that it is the best that can be produced because I believe 
Dunkers are the ones who are trying hardest to live like the 
Master. If I did not believe this I would stop trying to 
produce more of them. Since I do believe it, and since I am 
sure that the Master Avould have this task done, I am tell- 
ing you M'hat I expect of you. Our Publishing House will 
never be adequately equipped until it is free of debt. It 
will be a long time getting free of debt, waiting for Rocke- 
feller or the Methodists to free it. If not them, their who? 
Well, Brethren. 

Is It Right? 

You have your properties free of debt or you are doing 
all you can to make them so. Right ! But is it right to have 
your own titles all free and the Lord's all mortgaged? Is 
it right? There is but one answer and you well know what 
that answer is. The way to get rid of mortgages is to pay 
them off and the M-ay to pay them is to get the money. 

"Boys Get the Money" 

I guess I need to say it again and oftener, that the way 
to get the money is to go and ask for it. That is the way 
the Lord raid we should do. "Ask and ye shall receive," 
pastors. If you do not ask, you will not get it. This Move- 
ment is succeeding in the measure that we have pastors that 
are leaders. Place holders and salary getters are not doing 
much with it or for it. They do not get the money because 

they are afraid some will leave the coffers of their own town 
and their own pockets. They are fizzles, in the language of 
the Fourth of July. They do not keep their congregations 
informed nor try to have them out for the information the 
Traveling Secretary could bring them. Poor leadership 
fails because it is poor. Good leadership gets there because 
it is that'. If pastors really want an adequately equipped 
publishing house, they will get it and if they do, we shall be 
able to hold up our heads among the best of them. WE 

Poor Propagandists 

Who? Brethren people. No people have ever let slip 
such opportunities and privileges as Brethren people. And 
if we do not awake, our candlestick will pass to another; 
maybe it already has. Christian Science and Dowieism both 
show what a wonderful hold Divine Healing has on the peo- 
ple of this country. The swing away from drugs, both by 
the medical men and as evidenced by the many new systems 
of healing in the country, all prove what a wonderful 
church-builder we had in the heritage of that doctrine, more 
than a hundred years ahead of the rest. Why are we not 
the big rich body of people we ought to be? With the san- 
ity of our appeal as a whole and with the advantage of 
Divine Healing, we could have as well been great had we 
used the printing press as we ought. But we did not afld 
now, we must fight heresy well grounded in the minds of 
thousands of our citizens. Propaganda is what we need to 
stress. We need brilliant treatises on the peculiar doctrines 
of the church; we need books setting forth our place of 
prominence and originality along right lines ; we need to 
herald it to the world and thus, we need to stop the outflow 
of interest money to rich men's pockets and speed the in- 
flow into just such propaganda. If our fathers did not 
know or could not produce because of limitations, we can 
not plead that. Our eyes are opened; if we do not occupy, 
another will, and if it shall be heresy, who will be so much 
to blame as we who know? AVe have been outreached by 
heretical bodies in numbers and prominence, because we did 
not use the press as they did. We can not retrace our steps 
but we can keep from stepping further along that line if we 
shall get right into an "adequately equipped publishing 
house." But we can not get that until we get your dollar 
apiece. Will you give half of it this year and half of it 
next ? Why of course you will ! I have no doubt of it. 

Fifty Cents Per 

This year, we are asking for 50 cents per member. Of 
course some of your membership can not give the 50. But 
some of you men would feel mighty small giving but fifty 
cents. Oh, yes ! So would some of our good ladies. I have 
said enough times that we are not asking for one dollar 
more than we need ; but some of the churches are seeming ,<S 
to tliink so. Some of our churches are making a grand fail- 
ure of this work; it spells failure to that extent, for the 

Secretaries? Where? 

Where are the secretaries of the Movement ? Too many 
are sittmg on the nest and hatching nothing. Mere clucks! 
One of the big duties of the secretaries is to see that an 
offering is taken ; another is to see that it reaches the stand- 
ard; another is to see that literature is distributed so that 

JANUARY 4, 1922 



people shall be informed and thus be able to realize the 
need. Too many pastors have not used nor tried to use the 
secretaries and thus, they also are sitting but not hatching. 
Machinery does not run itself. This Movement is not an 
automaton. It needs motive power and Publication Secre- 
taries have a duty to perform and if they do not do it and 
if pastors do not use them, we shall come short again. 

Will You Trade? 

How would you like to be Bame, I refured good places 
this year for the sake of tliis Movement. To date, the 
churches have not made it possible for me to travel as they 
asked me to do in Conference. It was a great commission 
I got that contemplated that the churches were in earnest. 
I know from experience that the churches have need of my 

message. The lay people tell me that they never under- 
stood it until they had heard the Bicentenary Message. But 
I am not so anxious to travel. It is not the ideal way, for 
me to be away from my family so long. I can do other 
work if the churches will not support by giving the 10c per 
member to support me. But this affair can not wait. It 
can not be put off.' We are in trying times and M-e are_ 
negligent and foolish if Ave do not sense our need and sup- 
ply it. AnyAvay, how would you like to write a page like 
this every two weeks or oftener and then not get the results 
you know have to be gotten? Let the Golden Rule work a 
bit and you will do your utmost to get tliis across to the 
good of the denomination and the glory of our Lord and 
Master whom we arc trying most to plea^je, I trust. 


The Design of Baptism. Byj. a. Mcinturff 

We use design in the sense of a "plan for a purpose." 
The design is always carried over into the purpose. The 
purpose may be discovered in the design, plan and charac- 
ter, and the relation between the design, or plan of any- 
thing may be seen in its use and should never be destroyed 
for if it is then it does not serve its purpose. 

Baptism is a very old religious rite, and it is impossible 
to discover its origin for it began way back in the gray pre- 
historic times ; but I have reason to believe that the first 
baptisms or ablutions had no other meaning except physical 
cleansing, but we also know that among the ancients it was 
believed that there was a close relation between the physi- 
cal and spiritual pollutions and cleansings. 

Early in the history of the Hebrews they took up the 
practice and it became one of the outstanding rites with the 
idea of both physical and enlarged upon the spiritual until 
they came to believe that simultaneous with the washing of 
the body the Divme Spirit of Jehovah cleansed the soul. 

All races and nationalities were received into covenant 
relation to the nation of Israel and their God by what was 
known as ^oselyte baptism, which was performed by two 
or three persons going with the candidate into water deep 
enough for immersion and standing by while the candidate 
knelt down and immersed himself. 

John the Immerser who filled the special mission of the 
herald for the ministry of Jesus no doubt held the Jewish 
view of immersion, but he had a considerable higher concep- 
tion as well as some very pronounced differences. He is 
said to have been a member of the Essenes which was one 
of the large branches of the Jewish religion; but the old 
covenant idea was foreign to him. He knew only the unit 
of the individtial. Sin and righteousness with repentance 
and belief in the coming Messiah Avere conditions to baptism 
which resulted in the forgiveness of the past sins of the per- 

Without the purpose Avhich was the result of baptism all 
was void and worthless. If to baptize does not forgive sins 
or have some direct or spiritual value then it is worthless. 

Relative to the commission or words which he used it is 
evident, from the study of the fragments of his addresses 
which we have, that he was a Trinitarian. Godand the Holy 
Spirt with the coming Messiah are spoken of in the personal 
trinitarian . way. He taught faith in the Trinity and it is 
reasonable to believe that he performed the one religious 
rite of his ministry in the same Trinity. 

In the Goospels, Matthew 3:6, we read "confession of 
sins." Mark 1:4, we read that he preached the baptism of 
repentance for the remission of sins." Mark's next state- 

ment supports Matthew. Here the PURPOSE is very clear, 

John baptized SINNERS. Although he was honored 
wtih baptizing our Lord, the narrative makes it clear that 
Jesus did it t o" fulfill ALL righteousness." Jesus calls our 
attention to the fact that baptism with its purpose is an act 
of righteousness. Jesus was sinless but he was the exception 
and not the rule, and in this he went the way of sinful men. 

Jesus taught his disciples to baptize, and they made 
and baptized more disciples than John had. And when the 
end of the "Days of His Flesh" came Jesus commanded his 
disciples to go and preach and baptize. 

The apostles baptized ALL who came into the church. 
The original mode was immersion by three dippings face 
fonvard, but very early, some say as early as A. D. 68, it 
would seem so from a statement in the "Teaching of the 
Twelve Apostles," other modes were used. However, we 
have no evidence that the PURPOSE was changed. 

The New Testament baptism as understood by the lead- 
ing apostles is a "figure," a character expression of the re- 
ality of the new birth of the soul. It is a formal, outward 
act. The going into the water and the dipping are but the 
foi-mal act expressing the inward reality wiiich is made by 
the action of the Spirit of God. The reality of baptinm is 
in the divine touch which results in the FORGFV^ENESS of 
our sins. The reality is internal not external, but we should' 
remember that no small emphasis and explanation is made 
in the New Testament of the place, act, and outward charac- 
ter of the formal baptism. If the reality is internal and 
spiritual it does not follow that the outward act is to be 
neglected or abolished. Neither is there ground for exten- 
sive change in the mode. The Gospel accepts the fact that 
man is LOST and that because he is a SINNKR. it affirms 
that BELIEF or FAITH in Christ as the Son of God is a 
condition to salvation. 

But it equally^affirms that BBLJEF,-FAITH aild_BAE- 
TISM are conditions oTsah-ation. In Mark 16:16, we have 
BELIEF and BAPTTSlI with equal emphasis. There is no 
record of salvation where BAPTISM was designated as un- 
necessary. But we should remember that baptism per- 
formed except for the FORGIVENESS of sins is sin. No 
person is to be baptized except a SINNER. The character 
of the person to be baptized is evidence of the purpose of 

Wlien the church was organized the leading apostle de- 
clared that the one great thing to do to be saved was to RE- 
PENT and be BAPTIZED and the PURPOSE was "FOR 
THE REMISSION OF SINS." You find the same 



JANUARY 4, 1922 

THOUGHT in the accounts in the Acts of the Apostles and 
in the Epistles. The ONE act by wliich SINNERS were 
FORGIVEN was baptism. It was not to bring them into the 
church or to make them members of the church, it M' 
FORGIVE their sins. If you will study the life and charac- 
ters of the New Testament men who were baptized you will 
discover the RESULT in them. They lived free from the 

GUILT and EFFECT of their past sins. Now, to say that 
there were and are now other ways to have a man's sins 
FORGIVEN does not reason that the supreme PURPOSE of 
baptism is not "the remission of sins." 
(To be continued). 
From Goshen Parish Paper. 

The Challenge of the Church 

Go ye and preach the gospel unto the whole creation." 
"Ye shall be my witnesses both m Jerusalem, and in all 
Jud'ca and Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the 
earth." "To the intent that now . . . might be made known 
through the church the manifold wisdom of God." 

Notice the agency: "Ye," "ye," "the church." No- 
tice the task: "Preach the gospel," "be my witnesses," 
"make known the manifold wisdom of God." Notice the 
universals: "The whole creation," "the part of 
the earth," "the manifold" — many-fold — "Avisdom of 

Notice the purpose, as elsewhere expresfcd in the sacred 
word, that "the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of 
Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea"; that "allthe ends of 
the earth" may "'look unto him and be saved"; that "of 
tlie increase of his government and of peace there shall be 
no end"; that he may "set justice in the earth"; that 
"every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill 
shall be made low ; the uneven shall be made level, and the 
rough places a plain; the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, 
and all flesh shall see it together"; that he may "make all 
things new." Notice again the universals — "full," "no 
end," "every," "all flesh," "all things." 

If this is the purpose of Jehovah, and if the church is 
the agency through which God in Christ Jesus intends to ac- 
complish this purpose, then who can estimate the signifi- 
cance of the challenge of God Almighty to his people, to 
every individual believer in Jesus Christ. 

A challenge to its conscience. Perhaps in nothing is 
the church more lacking than in depth and pungency of 
conscientious conviction of its responsibility and obligation. 

Surely the church has reason to be joyful, glad-hearted. 
But it has also immeasurable reason for burning, heart- 
searching conviction. One-half the race is yet without the 
gospel, the church possessing it and commissioned to give 
it "to the uttermost part of the earth.' More than three- 
fourths of the race, much more, are as yet tinwon to Christ, 
and Jesus Christ guaranteeing his help to the winning. The 
whole fabric of human society, religious, social, commercial. 

industrial, political, ethical, ecclesiastical, is far short of 
transformation to the condition to which it is God's purpose 
to brng it. What deepening of conscientious conviction 
should all this bring about! 

Nor Avill this conviction come to the body of believers 
until there comes to us all a clearer vision ; a clearer vision 
of the Christ bearing the marks of his humiliation, sympa- 
thy, agony, urging, commanding, "Go ye." God gives us 

A cliallenge to sacrifice. Whatever and however great 
may be the truth as to the vicarious atonement of Christ — 
and it is greater than we shall ever fully comprehend — his 
life and death on earth are also the inexpressibly great man- 
ifestation and illustration of the call of God, based upon 
the need of man, for sacrifice upon the part of believers in 
Christ as the agency to realize this sublime purpose of God 
for man. 

Then add to all this the greatness of this task imposed 
by the facts of human ignorance, human prejudice, human 
selfishness, human depreciation under the blighting curse of 
sin ; the poM-er of institutions established to fortify, con- 
serve, and advance the demands of sin and selfishness, in- 
stitutions social, industrial, religious, and political — even 
some institutions ecclesiastical. Then add to this the forces 
of the invisible but next to omnipotent powers of evil — the 
prince of the power of the air. 

In the light, or darkness, of all this, concieve, or at- 
tempt to conceive, what of sacrifice upon the part of us who 
profess allegiance to Jesus Christ is necessary in order to 
bring to realization the glorious purpose of God. 

Remember, too, that this purpose is to be realized, not 
througli the application of physical force, but throusrh the 
untiring, undiscouraged application of moral, intellectual, 
and spiritual agencies, renewed, enlarged, perpetu.ited, 
equipped, dowm through the years and centuries, A chal- 
lenge to the spirit of sacrifice! 

Great God and Father of us all, give us thv Spirit, give 
us thyself, that we may see, and know, and do! — Cyrus J, 
Kephart, Bishop, in The Religious Telescope. 

Red Cross Resolutions 

To Brother D. 0. Cottrell, pastor of the Rocky Ford 
church, Colorado, we are indebted for a copy of the resolu- 
tions printedbelow. They were recently adopted by the 
local chapter of the Red Cro'^s at Rocky Ford, and approved 
also by the Central Arkansas Valley Ministerial Association. 
This action is most encouraging, as indicating the reawaken- 
ing of public sentiment on the cigarette question. They 
should be given wide circulation and efforts should be made 
everywhere to secure their endorsement by other chapters 
of the Red Cross. The resolutions are as follows : 

"WHEREAS, The use of cigarettes is well Icnown to be 
detrimental to h-ealth and morals, particiilarly so among the 
j'outh, and 

"WHEREAS, The use of Red Cross funds for providing 
cigarettes induced non-smokers to become addicted to their 
use and also encouraged excessive smoking, thus breaking 
doAiT-i the moral resistance of our young men — mairy of 
whom, by training and habit, were opposed to its use — and 
contributing to the fixing of the habit upon myriads of our 

service men, as attested by their habits since returning to 
civil life, and 

"WPTERE.4S, This handling and distributing of cigar- 
ettes not infrequently devolved upon the Red Cross nurses, 
who were thereby schooled to look with indifference unon 
thi=; habit and had their own moral susceptibilities blunted, 

"WHEREAS, There are many who contributed to the 
Red Cross funds who re^^ented having those funds used for 
proAadinsr cie-arettes, and 

"'\\TIEREAS, In distributing cigarettes to service men, 
who were minors, the Red Cros^ made itself a law-breaker in 
those States which penalize the furnishing of cigarettes or ■ 
cigarette materials to minors, and 

"WHEREAS, . .hatever may have been the emerffen- 
cies and exigencies of war, these can not now, and never did, 
justify the supplying and distributing of cigarettes to either 
service men or civilians in peace times and in relief work, 

JANUARY 4, 1922 



"AVHEREAS, In view of the magnificent record of the 
Red Cross, in its ■^^'ork of serving humanity, we are desirous 
that its name should be above suspicion and that its work 
of mercy should be above criticism, now therefore, 

"BE IT RESOLVED, That we express our vigorous dis- 
approval of any further use of Red Cross funds or facilities 

for providing or distributing cigarettes or cigarette mate- 
rials, and 

"BE IT RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions 
be furnished the local press, and to the Divisional Red Cross 
and National Red Cross with the request that they be given 
serious consideration. ' —The Gospel Messenger. 


Our Unfinished Task. By S. C. Henderson 

{Missionary Address at the Indiana Conference, Onkville, October 4-6, 1921) 

Someone has coined the happy phrase, "Gossiping 
Gospel." Not that it is like the vicious village gossip, but 
that it is the GOOD NEWS that must be told. Our Lord in 
the Great Commission threw down a stupendous challenge 
to the infant church — "Go ye into all the world and preach 
the gospel to every creature," or as Matthew has it, "Go 
ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them into the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost ; 
teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have com- 
manded you, and lo I am with you always even unto the end 
of the world." 

Piom a natural standpoint, nothing could have been 
more presumptuous. Just a handful of peasants without 
rank or influence, the subjects of a vassal and hated race, 
their leader crucified as a base criminal, starting out to con- 
vert the world to a new religion ! Great military geniuses 
like Alexander and the Caesars had vainly attempted to con- 
quer the world by the force of arms. Yet these early fol- 
lowers of the New Way were undaunted. They were rich in 
faith and quickened in zeal by the Spirit to reach the far- 
flung boundaries of the then kno^^^l world. 

The story of the missionary conquest of the world are 
the brightest chapters in church history. The student glad- 
ly turns from the dry theological wranglings, the heresy 
trials and the creed-making councils to the men of greater 
faith and courage that went forth bearing the message of 
the Christ. 

Before entering upon the discussion of the topic as- 
signed, it is best to make a brief study of the past and a 
survey of the present missionary eft'orts. Then our UNFIN- 
Dr. Moore in his recent book, "The Spread of Chi'istianity 
in the Modern World," observes that the spread of Chris- 
tianity has not always been of steady growth. There have 
been periods when religion seemed stagnated. No progress 
was made in winning the non-Christian world. Then there 
Avould follow periods of great missionary enthusiasm. 

The history of Christian missions may be conveniently 
divided into three periods. THE FIRST BEGINS A^T:TH 
TIOCH. This church as the flrst to grasp the world-wide 
vision of the Gospel. The impelling force was so great that 
they sent out their two most able leaders, Barnabas and 
Saul, upon what is known as the First Missionary journey. 
Later it was followed by a second and a third missionary 
campaign. The little colonies of disper.'5ed Christians in 
Rome and Alexandria and other cities soon became centers 
of intense missionary activity. Within three centuries after 
the Gospel was given it had encompassed the basin of the 
Meditteranean sea, and in the early decades of the follow- 
ing century Britain, Gaul, and the peoples of the Teutonic 
forests were hearing the Glad Tidings. The invasion of the 
barbarian hordes and the sack of Rome caused a lull in mis- 

ERN CHURCHES. The Greek or Eastern Church sending 
her missionaries to the Balkans and into Russia and the 
monks of the western church carrying on their propaganda 
into Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The rise of Islam and 
the Crusades arrested this period. The third and modern 
period begins about the middle of the sixteenth century, just 
after the Protestant Reformation. It was at first a move- 
ment of the Roman Cathoolic orders to offset the losses from 
their church in Europe. AVe find the names of Raymond 
Lull, Xavier and the priest explorers in the New World as 
the earlier representatives of this period. The German and 
English Pietists Avere intensely missionary, especially the 
Moravians. The old state churches, were slower and more 
conservative in their missionary work. The clannish spirit 
of the German-speaking sects in the New World had a de- 
cided effect in delaying missionary spirit, a tiling that re- 
tarded the growth of Brethrenism during the early pioneer 

One of the puzzling tilings to many folks is why the 
world had not yet been reached by the Gospel. Now nearly 
two thousand years have passed, and still there are great 
areas in heathen darkness. But the church has not always 
been zealous in the missionary eft'orts among the non-Chris- 
tian peoples. There has been a lack of misssionary educa- 
tion in the past. The broadenuig knowledge of the world 
and of current history has increased the sense of responsi- 
bility. It will be observed that generally the more back- 
ward and illiterate people are anti-missionary. The church 
has been slow in accepting the doctrine of CHRISTIAN 
STEWARDSHIP. In other words they have not been taught 
to give self and substance for the spread of the Kingdom of 
God. This is the great liindrance of the evangelization of 
the world. 

Another serious obstacle to the growth of Christianity 
in the non-Christian world is the life and treatment of sup- 
posedly Christian nations towards non-Christian peoples. 
England's Opium War with Cliina, the Belgium atrocities 
in the Congo rubber district, even the treatment accorded 
the Cliinese and Japanese on our western coast, the sale of 
rum imported from Europe and America, the immortal lives 
of the trader and the traveler, all have a detrimental effect 
upon the spread of the teachings of the Gospel. We may 
also note that many of the non-Christian peoples have been 
closed to the Christian missionary by prejudice. Cliina and 
Japan for years allowed no Christian missionary to work in 
their realms on the pain of death. The Mohammedan lands 
have long stood solidly against the cross. The British East 
India Company for many years would not consent for a 
missionary to work in India. Then the mission worker has 
had to overcome the prejudice and superstitions of the old 
faiths. General persecutions on nearly every mission field, 
counter revivals of old religions syncretizing the beliefs and 
methods of the Christians, have been used to offset the 
Christian growth. Disease and climate has claimed large 



JANUARY 4, 1922 

Do you know that nearly a billion, almost two-thirds of the 
earth's population have not yet heard whether there be a 
Christ or not? For each Evangelical Christian there are 
nine adherents of some other faith. The most highly con- 
gested areas of the world, with the possible exception of oui' 
great cities and a few small areas like Belgium, are in the 
non-Christian lands. If the Christ had started on the day 
of his baptism to preach to all the villages of India, and 
had contiaued up to the present, visiting but one village a 
day, he would still have thirty thousand villages yet to 

After a century of missionary efforts in the non-Chris- 
tian lands, we have only begun. India has only 1,500,000 
adherents of the Christian faith out of a population of 315,- 
000,000. In China there are 437,000 Christians among her 
400,000,000 people. Japan has 116,000 Christians and a 
population of 54,000,000 souls. North and central Africa 
where the contest is waged with the Mohammedans, there 
are a half million Christians out of 120,000,000 inhabitants. 
After one hundred years of missions the Christian adherents 
have mcreased ten fold. That sounds well, but during the 
same period of time the poijulation has doubled and that 
means that the church must double her efforts. Today there 
are 25,000 missionaries doing work on the field. There is 
one Christian missionary to 50,000 inhabitants of the non- 
Christian world. Great areas like Thibet, Turkestan and 
the far interiors are yet untouched. The task is great. But 
it is no greater in men or treasure than was expended m 
the last war. In fact if America were to give to missions 
■what she spent in war the world could be won to Christ 
without any other nation's aid. 

We meet folks occasionally who assert that they do not 
favor missions because the heathen are well enough off with- 
out the Gospel. They are frank in telling us that each na- 
tion has its own M'ays of A^'orship. They say Protestant 
Christianity is good enough for the United States and Great 
Britain. The Roman church will do in Mexico and South 
America. Hmduism fits India. The codes of Confuscius 
are best for Cliina ; the new Buddhism for Japan ; Islam for 
Arabia, Egypt and Turkey; and Animism is best for the 
primitive tribes of Africa. Such statements betray a lack 
of knowledge, as well as a lack of heart. A tree must be 
judged by its fruits. The kind of a religion a man has de- 
termines his life and his country's contribution to the rest 

Aside from our Lord's command and the impelling 
force of the Gospel, the veiy conditions in the non-Chris- 
tian lands appeal as a challenge to our love for our fcUow- 
TEACH IT. Ignorance and sin are twin enemies of the 
human race. Incredulous superstition teems and thrives 
whore the purity of the Gospel is unknown. Only one man 
'in'(!.a dozen in the non-Christian world can read or write. 
Only one woman in tAventy-five is literate. The Christian 
school and college have always been the close handmaid of 
the church. The breaking test of the old pagan religions 
is that they cannot stand the test of enlightenment. Every- 
where Christian education has gone it has wrought a won- 
derful change. In China it has broken the shackles of cen- 
turies of despotism and built a Republic copied after our 
own. Japan has risen from a hermit nation to a first rate 
power. The American College for Women at Constantin- 
ople is emptying the'harems of Turkey and turning the 
Turk toward the Christ. The leaders in progress in both 
China and Japan have received their preparation directly 
or indirectly from the education in Christian America or 
Great Britain. Many of them are devout Christians. 

WE MUST HEAL IT. In every heathen country you will 
find the same conditions existing that existed in Judea and 

in Galilee in our Lord's day. The land swarms with beg- 
ging mendicants. Blind, sick, lepers, cripples, the insane. 
In China it has been estimated that there are over a million 
blind and four hundred thousand deaf. No record is kept 
for the sick or lepers. The death rate in the non-Christian 
world is terrific. The average life is not far above the 
early twenties. Three to ten times as many babies die as 
do yearly in the United States. THE GREAT PLAGUE 
TIAN LANDS. The eastern slopes of the Himalayas and 
the Arabian'-Mesopotamian regions are the incubators of 
infectious diseases. Here the great epidemics of cholera, 
typhus, and influenza originate. The Black or Bubonic 
Plague of the sixth and again of the fourteenth centuries, 
tliat cost Europe over one-fourth of her population had its 
origin in China. The influenza was first known in Asia 
thirty years ago. Out of the ten million deaths in the 
Avorld during the world war from the influenza six million 
were in India. The rapid means of travel and transporta- 
tion has made this world a much smaller place to live. It 
is easier for disease and plague to spread forth its demoni- 
acal wings and sweep across the seas to our own America 
and pass from one end of the continent to the other in a few 
tell that everywhere in non-Christian lands you find the filth 
of the centuries gathered. They say heathenism smells. 
Long before you reach their harbors its odors are wafted 
far out to sea. The front trenches of our local board of 
health is the medical missionary. In CMna there is one 
scientifically trained doctor for 400,000 people. In other 
words, New York City has seven times as many doctors as 
China. And one doctor in the Orient may be as effective as 
ten are later m stopping the spread of a plague in our 

WORLD— WE MUST FEED IT. The fabled riches of India 
are all a myth. There are few lands where the masses are 
so poor as they are in India. The vast throngs of people 
have not enough to keep soul and body together. The great 
hoards of people in China, Japan and the Near East are al- 
ways on the verge of famine. They never know what it is 
not to be hungry. In the Chinese famine of 1877-1878 over 
9,000,000 people" died of starvation. The famine of 1902 
and last year claimed over a million each. It is not only 
necessary that Christians feed the hungry and clothe the 
naked but it must also help to make famines less likely of 
occurrence and less severe when they do occur. Sam Hig- 
genbottom went to India and saw the dire poverty of the 
people ; he said somctliing must be done, so he began to in- 
troduce scientific agriculture. His critics said, "Sam, you 
were sent here to preach the Gospel. You will make 'rice 
Christians' out of these people." He replied, "Christianity 
is the only religion that has rice and enough to spare." 

It was the Near East question that kept Europe embroiled 
in diplomatic quarrels over a century. It cost her two 
bloody wars — The Turco-Russian War in 1877 and the 
world war in 1914. The presence of the "Sick Man of 
Europe," as Gladstone called Turkey, has caused the whole ] 
of Europe to shudder and turn pale at any disturbance in '^fe 
southeastern Europe. Today the shift is to the Far East. 
We hear whi.=:pers of the Yello^v Peril. AVe are told that 
Japan is a militaristic state patternmg her military forces 
after Germany. We also hear that China is a sleeping 
giant of man power that is slowly awakening, and it is go- 
ing to mean much to the world liow she is to awaken. Will 
it be vnth the lusts of conquests backed by her teeming mil- 
lions, or will it be with the spirit and teachings of the 
Christ? The storm center of the earth now lies in the 

JANUARY 4, 1922 



tolls from the ranks of consecrated workers, who have laid 
down their lives for the sake of their Lord . 

But to what extent is our task unfinished? So far the 
political and the economical ambitions of the Christian 
world have outrun the aml)itions for the Idngdom of God. 
Pacific and we are interested as a nation. Today India is a 
struggling maelr.trom of social unrest. 

We can solve much by the Gospel in human hearts. 
The poet saw a real solution in his lines: 

"Were half the power that fills the world with terror, 
Were half the wealth bestowed on camjDs and courts. 

Given to redeem the human mind from error, 
There would be no need for arsenals and forts." 

When Rusi ia went to pieces in 1917, and left her allies 
to battle on alone, a bishop of one of the large denomina- 
tions said, "If my church had spent forty millions of dol- 
lars in Russia during the past forty years, Russia would 
never have deserted her allies in their hour of need." — And 
he might have well added later — "And gone to her own 
T/iXES AT SOME LATER DAY. Do you get the point? 

We have merely touched upon the points of the great 
task before us. Not that we have no opportunities at home. 

There must be an adequate home base. Today we have 
35,000 pastorless churches asking for pastors. The shortage 
in our theological schools is a matter of concern for there 
must be an educated and trained leadership to meet the full 
needs of the hour. The ten thousand toMais and villages 
west of the Missouri River where a Gospel sermon is almost 
unknown. Many of these places are at the mercy of the 
nomadic Mormon elders. The fifty thousand people in the 
United States without any religious affiiliation whatever, and 
the 27,000,000 youths without any religious training are 
challenging facts. Surely we have enough at home. But 
we mu."t not tarry. We must repair the fences at home and 
hasten to the widening fields. We are equal to both emer- 

x\s the prospect widens, the whitening fields lay ready 
for the harvest. Opportunities are like doors that open and 
close again. The world war has both hastened and widened 
our task. Now over 75 percent of the earth's population 
are living under Christian governments. The lower out- 
easts of India are rising and shaking the social fabric of 
that great peninsula. The victories of the allied powers 
lias been a crushing blow to a united Islam. The once vast 
empire of Turkey is shivered and broken. The call to the 
holy war has failed. The people are beginning to desert 
the prophet of the desert and the Koran. Central Europe 

(Continued on page 11) 


The Grace of Humility 

By Mrs. H. L. Berkshire 


Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth 
(Matt. 5:5). Brethren, if a man be ovei'taken in a fault, ye 
which are spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of 
meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted 
(Gal. 6:1). Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for 
I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto 
your souls (Matt. 11:29). Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek 
of the earth, which have AiTought his judgment, seek right- 
eousness, seek meekness, it may be ye shall be hid in the day 
of the Lord's anger (Zeph. 2:3). Now the man Moses, was 
very meek, above all the world which were upon the face 
of the earth (Num. 12:3). The meek will he guide in judg- 
ment; and the meek will he teach his M-ay (Ps. 25:9). But 
the Lord lifteth up the meek; he casteth the wicked down 
to the earth (Ps. 37 :11). For the Lord taketh pleasure in his 
people : he mil beautify the meek with salvation (Ps. 149 : 


"Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth." 
Carnal men have very mistaken views of real happiness: it 
is vain to expect it ^rithout being truly holy. What a rich 
variety of blessings the gospel, provides for the followers of 

"Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which 
are spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of meekness: 
considering thyself lest thou also be tempted. ' ' With meek- 
ness, humility, and compassion, ought Christians of super- 
ior attainments to recover their offending brother. A sense 
of their own sinfulness, weakness and readiness to slip 
should indtice them to it. 

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me ; for I am 
meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your 
souls." Wliat a gracious invitation is revealed in this pas- 
sage. Alas, vengeance must be their everlasting poi-tion, 
who obstinately rebel against the light ^nd grace of the gos- 

pel, abuse the means of his grace, and reproach liis word. 

"Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth. It is very 
important that we seek the Lord for sin renders the highest 
professors useles and odious before God. And there is great 
need of self-examination and solemn humiliation and prayer 
when his judgment hangs over our heads. 

"Now the man Moses, was very meek, above all ths 
world Avhich were upon the face of the earth." Too com- 
mon, but very sinful, are contentions among saints ; nor does 
anything produce hotter dispute than jealousy of power. 
Grace, natural affections, duty and safety, are all tramj^led 
underfoot when men strive for grandeur and rulership. But 
God takes a particular pleasure in honoring his faithful 
ones. "The meek will he guide in judgment and the meek 
"will he teach his way." The more our hearts and desires 
are weaned away from earthly vanities and set upon God 
and things above, we are the more sure that our hopes .shall 
not be disapppointed. He that believeth shall not be 
ashamed. God never fails them that seek him. "But the 
Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the 
earth." Godliness has great gain, having the promise of 
this life, and of that which is to come. If rooted and 
grounded in Christ, we trust and delight in the Lord, and 
wait on him, in the faith of his promise and obedience in 
his laws, extensive and glorious shall be our inheritance, 
pleasure, support, honor, safety, peace and everlasting sal- 
vation. ' ' For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people : he will 
beautify the meek with salvation." What a beautiful 
thought for his people. Jesus takes pleasure in them who 
honor God; and in satisfying a humble though doubting 
faith, while willful obstinacy is confounded. The stronger 
our faith in him is, the more profitable it is to ourselves, as 
well as honoral)le to him. 


Our Father in heaven, we come to thank thee for thy 
blessed promises, and the many gracious blessings thou art 
bestowing upon us from day to day. We would thank thee 
for the Book which tells us of that wonderful reward for 
his people, the meek and lowly. Help us to copy that exam- 
ple of constant and humble activity in doing good, or of 
meekly bearing the vilest reproaches. These blessings and 
favors we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen. 

Smithfield', Pennsylvania. 

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JANUARY 4, 1922 





Ashland, Ohio 

White Gift Offerings 


FolloAving are the contributions received December 23- 
31, inclusive, for the White Gift fund : 

1. Mr. and Mrs. Grant Walter, Huntington, Ind., $ 2.00 

2. Middlebraneh, Ohio, 7.20 

3. Thomas Plew, Warsaw, Indiana, 1.00 

4. S. S. and C. E., Aleppo, Penna., 7.77 

5. Altoona, Pernia., 43.38 

6. Ridgely, Maryland, 4.50 

7. Teegarden, Indiana, 2.43 

8. Aaron Showalter, Adrian, Missouri, 5.00 

9. Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, 16.00 

10. Morrill, Kansas, 69.10 

11. Ashland, Ohio, 109.41 

12. Masontown, Pennsylvania, 35.00 

13. Catherine Wilson, Mongo, Ind., 3.00 

14. First Church, Dayton, Ohio, 76.31 

15. First Church, Coliunbus, Ohio, 5.71 

Total, $387.81 

The consecutive numbers indicate the order in which 
remittances were received. Credit is given to individuals 
only when gift is not accompanied by another from a stated 
church or auxiliary organization. 

It is not our plan to cause an expenditure of funds in- 
cident to the sending of individual receipts. We shall de- 
pend upon the columns of the Evangelist for that purpose, 
so be on the lookout for your report as soon as sufficient 
time has elapsed for the arrival of your gift. 

Your servants, trusted with the care of these funds, an- 
ticipate prompt remittances, and the frequency of our re- 
ports depends upon .such action. Sincerely, 

IRA D. SLOTTER, Treasurer, 
44 West Third St., Ashland, Ohio. 



CITY, MISSOURI, JUNE 21 TO 27, 1922 

1. As a local Sunday school worker you should feel the 
need of coming in contact with fellow workers from all over 
the continent. 

2. In your duties as a Sunday school teacher you 
should feel the need of a world-wide vision of what relig- 
ious education is doing. 

3. In the unsettled political, financial, social and relig- 
ious conditions, you should hear from the lips of great lead- 
ere the details of applying the remedy of the Christian relig- 
ion, especially the training of the young to our present 

4. You should see the great exhibit of Sunday school 
equipment, publications and requisites, and the pictures of 
activities being carried on by Sunday schools in the United 
States and Canada. 

5. You should learn all about the merging of the Sun- 
day School Council and the International Sxmday School 
Association to the end that all the Protestant Sunday school 
forces of the United States shall use their energy and re- 
sources together. 

6. You should learn the best there is in music and pag- 
eantry for the Sunday school. 

7. You should see and hear the men and women who 
wTite for our Simday school journals and who are directing 
the line of advance in Sunday school work today. 

8. You should find out the finest things that can be 
done by the Adult Bible classes in your own Sunday school. 

9. You should watch our great experts in children's 
work as they confer, instruct and demonstrate how we 
should do it. 

10. You should ask some questions of those who are in 
charge of young people's work. 

11. You should get some new ideas for your Home 
Department and the Community Service work which you 
have just started. 

12. You should discover how you can use to the best 
posssible advantage the inadequate equipment that your 
Sunday school now has. 

13. You should study the methods used in teaching 
temperance, and home and foreign missions so as to make 
them an integral part of religious education. 

14. You should learn the most modern methods of 
Sunday school administration so as to help your school 
strive toward perfection in that phase of its work. 

15. You should be ambitious that Brethren schools 
should profit as largely by this convention as any other de- 
nomination's schools, and the only way this can be is by 
a large proportionate attendance. 

Tlhese are a few of the reasons why you should register 
as a delegate to the Sixteenth International Sunday School 
Convention to be held at Kansas City, Missouri, June 21 to 
27, 1922. 

"Wolves in Sheep's Clothing" 

(Continued from page 3) 
brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, ' ' — even the 
"good news," — "He is not here! He is risen, AS HE SAED!" 

A lad from the high school of this city (Long Beach, Califor- 
nia), recently came to the -writer and handed him a quotation from 
one of the textbooks being used in the school ("First View of Eng- 
lish and American Literature," by Moody, Lovett & Boynton, Page 
394), reading thus: 

"It is interesting to know that, through his (Tom 
Paine 's) name has cojiie down to modern times as that of a 
pagan and a heretic, most of his dangerous views have been 
absorbed into the orthodoxy of today." 

What an indictment of our present day "orthodoxy" is this! 

What are we, who still hold to. the faith revealed in the Bible, • 
going to do about it? First of all, we must not shun to strip the 
robes of Christ from these men, and i-eveal them in their ti-ue form. 
Even so did Christ do with the hypociites of his day. This may be 
very unpopular business, but what has that to do with the duty of 
a true soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ? Secondly, we must cease to 
have fellowship with them, even as it is wi'itten: "Be ye not un- 
equally yoked together with unbelievers: for * * * what communion 
hath light with darkness? * * * or what part hath he that believeth an inlidel? * * * Wherefore come ye out from uinong them and 
bo ye sepai-ate, saith the Lord. ' ' And, finally, we must see to it that 
no money of ours (rather, of the Lord's) shall go to the support of 
these "angels of light" and "raieisters o.f righteousness" that are 
Satan's own. Hear it: "Whosoevior ti-ansgresseth and abideth not in 
the doctrine of Christ, hath not Ged. He that abideth in the doctrine 
of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any 
unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your 
house, neither bid him, God speed: for he that hiddeth him God speed 
is partaker of Ms evil deedsl" (II John 9-11). 


JANUARY 4, 1922 


PAGE 11 

J. A. Garber 

Our Young People at Work "t™!™"'' 

Win Your Friends for the Church. B y b. s. sto«er 

In John's Gospel (1:45) there is a statement which al- 
though very brief, is filled with meaning, "Philip findeth 
Nathaniel." It would be a fair question to ask, Why did 
Philip Mish to find Nathaniel? 

Philip felt that he had discovered some one who was to 
mean much to him. He had found his master, the Messiah, 
who was to come. Every devoted Jew had been looking for 
his arrival and even yearning for the blessings which he 
believed would come therewith. 

Should not the Christian today have the same feeling as 
did Philip? The man or woman, boy or girl, who becomes 
a Christian now has found a way of life and a perron who 
is worth Avliile. Do wc feel that we have in Christianity 
something that is of value? If we do not it is easy to un- 
derstand why we do not become supremely interested in 
winning our friends. The primary fact in bringing our 
friends to the Master is the conviction that Christianity is 
of inestimable value to us. 

But let us suppose we have experienced the value of 
Christianity for ourselves. Is this sufficient? It is not. To 
stop here ivould be selfish and indicate that we were not 

thoroughly Christian. Philip had an interest in Nathaniel. 
In other words, he loved his friend. This is a necessary fac- 
tor in the lives of young and old today. Christian young 
people must not despise and shun, but take an interest in the 
other young jjcople in their community. Friendship very 
often becomes the basic factor in winning people to live the 
Christian life. It is my firm conviction that one of the cry- 
ing needs of life today is for more people who will be 
friendly to those who are in need of friendship. 

A third characteristic of the life of Philip was his will- 
ingness to share what he had received with his friend. He 
invites him to "come and see." The same spirit which im- 
pelled Philip must send us forth today. We must be 
anxious to share with others what Ave ourselves have found. 
At this season of the year when we have just celebrated and 
given thanks for God's great gift to men, this mesage is 
especially appropriate. The true spirit of this season is one 
of sharing. May we find joy and satisfaction in the Chris- 
tian life and especially in inviting and winning others to 
"Come and see." 

Elkhart, Indiana. 

A Service Set-up 

By Charles W. Abbott, Superintendent of Service Department 

The following suggestions that I shall make for a cam- 
paign for the ensuing year are taken entirely from the Bi- 
centenary Program, as laid down in the handbook of the 
National Union of the Brethren Church. 

I am informed that these handbooks have been distrib- 
uted to every society throughout the National Union, so you 
will have before you these suggestions that have been made 
in the outlining of this program. 


The committee ia making up these suggestions have 
been exceedingly reasonable in allowing you to make only 
a 10 percent net gain. This would mean in a society of 
thirty members an increase of only three, which does not 
seem very large. I am sure that no society will be satisfied 
with that percentage aad that all will go over that goal. 
There are many plans for getting new members. Some good 
and some that had better not be used. I do not favor mem- 
bership contests because of the chance of padding the roll 
with members who soon become non-active. 

Try a plan like this! Let the Lookout committee go 
over the field and note the names of those who should be 
but who are not now membei's. Say for instance, they find 
at least five, make your society members into committees of 
several members each and give them the "job," if you 
please, of getting the one assigned into the society. Not 
just get them to sign the pledge card but have the new mem- 
ber be able to outline the important parts of the pledge. 
You will fiad that pledge No. 3 as given by the United So- 
ciety of Christian Endeavor is the most used and the most 
' acceptable. When one of the committees have "landed" 
K their member, have another name ready for it to begin to 
work on. 

Associate members are nearly as necessary* as active 
members. Hand to hand work and invitations is the mo^^t 
approved way to get the non-Christian people interested in 
Christian Endeavor. Everyone has their friends and can 
be more infiuential with them. Another way Atould be to 
plan a novel social and invite the ones you know Avho should 
be associate members and arrange to give thenj, a particu- 

larly interesting part in it. Above all things show them 
that there is a good time outside of the questionable line of 
amusement. Should you find- that they are interested, do 
not fail to announce another dandy time in thirty days or 

A winter picnic is a fine stunt. Have it late in the fall 
or in early winter. Clear your room and make it ' ' woodsy ' ' 
with green things and leaves. Have a picnic lunch on your 
floor and play outdoor games as nearly as possible. Or 
have a progressive social by having your social in separate 
homes in the same evening, each havmg a separate attrac- 
tion. All these A^all tend to keep the associate members in- 
terested and the active members must put them on their 
prayer list, gradually get them to accept Christ, join the 
church and become active members and faithful workers in 
Chrirtian Endeavor. 

Dayton, Ohio. 

(To be continued') 

Our Unfinished Task 

(Continued from page 9) 

long under the domination of Catholic Austria is on the 
verge of a reformed faith. Africa is seeing the dawning of 
a new day when their prayers Avill rise to the Christian God 
as the smoke from their "Thousand villages." 

Today the church is met by a challenge. Christendom 
of the middle ages Avas challenged by a monk that left his 
cloistered cell to call the hosts of Christendom to rescue the 
Holy Sepulcher from the hands of the infidels. Everywhere 
he went great throngs of people gathered to hear hoAv the 
lands Avhere the Savior had trod Avcre defiled by luiholy 
feet. The peasant quitted his field, the kin his castle and 
the king his throne Avith the shout, "GOD WILLS IT," and 
hastened aAvay under the banner of the cross. Today the 
call is not to exterminate the non-Christian peoples, but to 
convert them. GOD WILLS IT. It is OUR UNFINISHED 
TASK. We must meet it. 

Clay City, Indiana. 

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JANUARY 4, 1922 

Send Home Missionary Funds to 
Home Mlssionsiry Secretary, 

906 American Bldg., Dayton, Ohio 


Send ForeiRn Mission Funds to 


Financial Secretury Forcigro Boarfl, 

1330 E. Third St., Long: Beach, California 

November 9tli, 1921 

The Geneeral Conference of the Protestant 
Missionaries in the Congo met October 29, 
]921 for eight days. Twelve societies were 
represented with 103 delegates. 

We had with us Dr. P. H. J. Lerrigo, New 
York Secretary of the A. B. P. M. S. His 
interest in the work, his counsel to us and 
his forceful personality gripped us in such 
a way that made a lasting impression upon 

Mr. W. J. W. Roome, the secretary of tke 
British and Foreign Bible Society for East 
and Central Africa, was a great inspiration 
to us. Having traveled across the continent 
in the interest of his work, he had many in- 
teresting experiences to tell us as well as the 
locality and work of the different missionary 
societies in Congo, and of the yet unreached 

Dr. Henri Anet, the secretary of the Bel- 
gian Protestant Mission, which has recently 
been located at Euanda and Urundi, wias our 
untiring helper in aiding us in all our rela- 
tions with the government. He interpreted 
the English speeches into French and the 
French ones into English the day of the great 
reception of the government. Their society 
is new in the colony, but ttey have come to 
stay and desire to co-operate with us and help 
us as he expressed it, "On a paifois besoin 
d'un plus petit que soi. " We appreciated his 
presence very much. All the visitors took an 
active part on the progi'am and we were al- 
ways delighted when they were consulted. 

The keynote of the conference was Co-op- 
eration with Eflficiency. It was revealed in 
all the sessions that efficiency is equivalent 
to expense or capital. HOrW much time, pa- 
tience, strength, grace and faith it takes! 
The price we pay depends on the spirit in 
which we attempt the united front against 
the enemy. 

The papers on the development of the na- 
tive and his worth to the colony and to the 
chu;ch wore very interesting and instructive. 
A study of the character of the native was 
discussed and how we can best arouse his 
moral conscience. How forcibly it was 
brought out that we should see the best there 
is in him and not the worst. It was well 
proven we can better teach him through ex- 

A splendid paper by Mr. Moon of the 
Education committee showed us how well he 
had worked out the policy of the mission 
education of the native. 

The literature committee is collecting all 
the printed missionary books of the societies. 
The good ones are to be translated iijto 
French and then passed 'around to the differ- 
ent societies to translate into their native 
language. Dr. Anet is helping in this work. 
The Tropical Hygiene is ready for distribu- 
tion. The book is French on one page and 
the native language on the other. One so- 
ciety has completed their translation. 

In turn there were papers on the industrial 
and agricultural work among the natives, 
bringing to view what the native could do 
and is doing. The theme of all the papers in 
relation to the education of the native was 
to teach them how to live jand give of his 
life and knowledge to his own people in this 
his native land. 

One afternion was given to interesting dis- 
cussion of medical co-operation and medical 
policy. A union hospital was resolved to be 
built in Lower Congo for the benefit of train- 
ing nurses for the An internship 
will be available for the doctors. The staff 
will be composed of several doctors and white 

One morning was spent in .discussing mis- 
sionary survey. A new map was drawn up. 
After this introduction among ourselves we 
felt we knew each other better. 

A mid-African conference was proposed. 

The w-omen had several sessions in which 
papers were read discussing kindergarten 
work, medical training for girls, recreation 
or play work, reaching girls in outlying dis- 
tricts, and the best wiay to train girls as 
evangelistic wives. How much we learn 
from the observations and experiences of 
others. We would leave each session with 
new plans for our future work. The unity" 
and hamiony was perfect. 

The 6 A. M. prayer meetings, the devotion- 
als and sermons brought us so near to God 
that no wonder the Holy Spirit had the right 
of way in the sessions. The good D. G. CM. 
women had arranged the work so well that 
all the boys worked like clocks. 

A trip to the Botanical gardens at Eeara, 
a reception to the Government and com- 
mercial representatives from Coquilhatville 
and vicinity 'and a reception the Governor of 
the Province gave us in his beautiful home 
at Coquilhatville, composed three afternoons. 

Last Sunday closed the conference with a 
sermon in the morning for the natives and 
one in the afternoon to the missionaries. The 
evening was spent in a missionary meeting 
and farewells. It was an effective meeting. 
Dr. Lerrigo gave us words of courage, and 
Mr. Clark, chairman of the conference, who 
has spent 41 years in Congo gave a most fit- 
ting farewell. He declared that as God had 
been faithful to us in the past, so will he be 
to us in the future. 

Thus we leave to go to our respective 
places of work determined with a stronger 
desire to face all the difficulties in Jesus' 
name to win souls for him. 



Enroute to Bangui, Nov. 9th, 1921. 
Dear Children: 

I have given a sort of a report of the Gen- 
eral Conference to the readers of the Evan- 
gelist. Yet there are a few things to tell 

We had four mission boats to usei on tlie 

river, ■ — "Oregon," "Lapslcy, " "Living- 
stone," "Grenfell. " It was such a joy to 
ride on these boats. One afternoon we took 
an hour and a half t;ip to see some gardens 
that are supposed to be the largest of their 
kind in Congo. A lady gave us some fruit 
from the garden that was about the size of 
a very large walnut with its hull on. It was 
red with pricks or "stickers" on the outside. 
Inside of the shell was the white part, which 
was good to eat .and tasted like a cherry. I 
saved the seeds to plant at Bozoum. We were 
so tired after the two hours' walk over the 
g;-ounds and enjoyed the cool ride home. 

Congo laud has many kinds of farms. One 
farm Mr. Roome spoke of, wao one. I am sure 
we would all like to see, and that is the 
"Elephant training farm." They take baby 
elephants and teach them to ■svork. They are 
so strong 'and worth more than machinery in 
Africa. They plow and pull heavy loads. The 
elephant is a very unselfish animal. When 
they plow the fields the elephant that is on 
the outside hands grass to th^ one that is on 
the inside because he can not reach the grass 
as they walk along. Thus they are cheap to 
keep and need very little food when off duty. 

These elephants are trained to work and 
are sold. Mission stations are using them. 
Mr. Roome had many pictures he had taken 
on his trips. He has crossed the desert three 
times and had pictures of camels pulling 
wagons. How we did enjoy hearing him tell 
of his experiences. He visited tribes who put 
plates in their lips and throw their food in 
their mouth. There are over 3,000 tribes in 
.Africa, about 200 in Congo. No wonder there 
are so many languages. The Belgian govern- 
ment is trying to reduce the languages to- one 
official language. AVhen the missionaries and 
natives know this language they can travel 
any place in Congo and understand and be 

We had pleasant weather all conference 
week, in spite of the fact it is the rainy sea- 
son. AVe were so thankful for the sunshine. 
The last day it rained 'and has been raining 
ever since. 

I left Bolenge Monday morning. I arrived 
at Massaka yesterday afternoon at two 
'clock and the boat on which I lam now go- 
ing to Bangui came in last night at eight 
'clock. How kind God wus to me to make 
such connection, especially when I am alone. 
Mr. Haas came to Massaka with the crowd 
on the Lapsley and will go to Ikelemba to- 
day to see Mr. Bragg. No doubt Miss Hille- 
gas and the rest are in Brazzaville and will 
be sailing toward Bangui soon. What a meet- 
ing it will be at Bangui and then at Bo- 
zoum. Keep praying, little ones, for us. 
In lo.'ve, 

"Friendship is the only thing in the world 
concerning the use of which all mankind is 

JANUARY 4, 1922 


PAGE 13 


COLLEGE PLANS A REAL YEAB BOOK its social atmosphere and saw things through 

For the first time in the history of the it^ eyes to a degree. 
GoUege a Year Book equal to those put out The meeting of the American Country Life 
by larger institutions will be published. One Association at New Orleans was the occasion 
of the most attractive productions of the '^^^''^ called me into the South at this partic- 
College will be ready for distribution at the ^l^r time. For three days men and women 
close of the college year. Think of it, a 200 f^om all parts of the countiy sat together 
page book on the best of paper, bound in exchanging -views upon problems of rural life 
leather and hand sewed, all for a very nom- -tJie rural church, country schools, recrea- 
imal charge. This year's production will cost tion in the country and how people m the 
two and one-half times as much as any for- country can be organized to solve the rural 
mer Annual. The athletic department will problems. Here we met with many tiring and 
cost about ten times as much as that of any taii-spUtting discussions, the waste of good 
previous year. We' are using about 12.0 cuts ho* air and nerve-cell tissue on the difference 
this year and .are making it typical of the between tweedle-dum and tweedle-dee in the 
"Greater Ashland College." It is a book valuation of the rural community. How wo 
that every one will want. lack perspective in our discussions! Is hu- 
Dr. Bame has been lamentiug the fact that canity never to learn the difference between 
Brethren people are going to. other colleges. primary and secondary things in life 
Now here is the opportunity to change the New Orleans, especially the old city, was 
tide and make the stream rush towards Ash- vastly more interesting to me than the meet- 
land College. Eveiy church should have ings of the conference. I wandered down to 
"Pine Whispers '22" in their church for Jackson Square, once the center of the old 
their young people to inspect. Let the Sun- town. On one side once the river flowed, kept 
day school or Christian Endeavor purchase a within its banks by a high levee. Now' the 
copy for the church library. Let every loyal siglit of the river is shut off by huge and 
Brethren home be the owner of this book and ugly wharf buildings. On the other side 
save their children for the Brethren church. were the public buildings of the old Spanish 
AVe plan to have a copy in every Brethren city— the cathedral, and the Cabildo, or gov- 
church to give a real picture of the new spir- ernment offices. The cathedral stiands be- 
lt that is back of our church college. We tween the Cabildo and the old monastery, 
want to make this production the Standard now a museum in part,— a position typical of 
for years to come. the new vanished importance of the church 
John C. Wissinger of Conemaugh, Pennsyl- in governmental affairs. In the Cabildo I saw 
vauia, a most talented young man is business the Calibooso, or p.ison, with its dungeons, 
manager. For years he has been associated stocks, chains, manacles, etc. Here I learned 
with his father in business in Conemaugh for the first time where we got our term 
and is la very efficient fellow. Eev. Florizel ' ' ealiboose. ' ' That too is now a p'art of the 
A. Pfleiderer, pastor of the Grace Brethren museum. Would God the American county 
church, Milford, Indiana, is editor-in-chief. jails were likewise fittingly converted into 
He was editor of the high school annual of museums. They are social anachronisms, 
his home town and has been associated with Strange how we adopt up-to-date methods of 
the Purple and Gold for several years. Un- cultivating our fields and making our shoes 
der the leadership of these two young men and yet cling to social institutions, which 
along with the co-operation of their fellow smell as musty as that old Spanish "Cali- 
classmen you can expect something worth booso." 

while. Sign the blank below and mail it to- Down a few blocks is the old French cem- 

day to John C. Wissinger, Ashland, Ohio, etery belonging to the cathedral. Before New 

care College. Orleans had sanitary sewers the water was so 

-pj^^.g close to the surface that no cellars or graves 

I the undersigned, hereby' 'subscribe ' for ' a could be dug. Hence in this cemetery all the 

copy (or copies) of "Pine Whispers '22" graves were built above ground of stone and 

and enclose my check of three dollars ($3.00) brick. It is still used. They have a strange 

payment in full for the same. custom. For the poor they have great b ocks 

of tombs wtih places in them ]ust large 

enougt to push a coffin in. They rent these 

Subscriber. by the year. At the end of the year, I was 

told, the coffin is taken out and the coffin 

land remains burned unless the rent is paid 

Street. again. I saw bones, skulls and pieces of cof- 
fin around a pile of ashes where a friend told 

■ ■■ State ^^ *^®y us'^^'b" are burned. Quickhme is put 

^ ^ ' into the coffin to destroy the body as quick- 

■ ly as possible, I was told. The cemetery had 

HERE AND THERE IN RED CROSS. a high wall around it. Certainly it is a 
SERVICE gruesome place. 
Last month it was my duty to make a trip On my way back I stopped over Sunday at 
to the South. The South is new to me. Its Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, 
mystery, its romance has often touched me This is the school developed by Booker Wash- 
through books and articles. Now I breathed ington. A poor mulatto negro boy who had 

no idea who was his father, and who could 
not bear to think of growing up without an 
education, was the founder of ihis school. Of 
his struggles to get an education I would 
not attempt to tell. I would not deprive my 
readers of the enjoyment of reading that re- 
nuarkable story in his own inimitable words. 
Itead his ' ' Up From Slavery, ' ' the story of 
one who has been called the greatest negro of 
all time. The Tuskegee Institute is the story 
of a great vision and an indomitable faith. 
No school ever hiad a more unp.omising be- 
ginning. He had no money; he had to strug- 
gle against the belief in the south that the 
negro should not be educated; and not many 
negroes wanted an education of the kind he 
had in mind. Yet starting from nothing — no, 
I should do him injustice, for he had that 
which made all else possible, his own passion 
to give his race what he had enjoyed at 
Hampton — in 1881, he laid down his burden 
in death a few years ago with an institution 
which owns over a thousand acres of land on 
which there are over a hundred buildings and 
at which there are about 1800 negro boys and 
girls getting a useful educiation. He liter- 
ally wore himself out for the institution. 
Stricken while in New York (where I am 
writing this) where he had gone to raise 
money to keep the vast institution going, he 
hastened back to his beloved Tuskegee to die 
among his own people. His remains lie 
buried in a sheltered spot just beside the 
chapel. At his head stands a simple, rugged 
block of granite with his name. But I felt, 
as I stood there, that it would be siaid of him 
as it was of Christopher Wren, the builder of 
St. Paul's cathedral in London, "Do you 
seek his monument, look labout you. ' ' Yet, 
that look would show you only a pait, the 
smallest part, of Washngton's monument, for 
the larger and more important monument is 
to be found in the useful lives of thousands 
of negro men and women scattered over the 

I arrved at Tuskegee just as the trumpet 
was summoning the boys and girls to their 
Sunday morning dress parade and inspection. 
I met Dr. Work, whom I knew before, on the 
campus, and he introduced me to the Colonel, 
a negro, and to the Commandant, also a ne- 
gro, who invited me to occupy the reviewing 
stand on the parade ground. 

A fine band led the parade. After inspec- 
tion the band inarched down the winding 
road and stationed themselves at a point 
near the chapel, while the girls, also dressed 
in a uniform, marched down ahead of the 
boys to chapel. Everyone must attend church 
twice .a day. There were several other guests 
there that day. As we followed down to the 
chapel I met Mrs. Washington and Major 
Moton, who is now principal of the school. 

The guests were given a special reserved 
pew near the front. The exercises were dig- 
nified and impressive. There were three ne- 
gro preachers on the platform, the regular 
chaplain, the head of the theological depart- 
ment -preached the sermon. I have heard 

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JANUARY 4, 1922 

many a poorer sermon by white men, somo 
of them by myself. 

The music was quite beyond what one 
hears in most churches. There was a fine or- 
chestra and a choir of perhaps fifty voices, 
led by a negro woman. They sang not only 
hymns, but also some of the old plantation 
' ' spirituals. ' ' If you wish to know what the 
singing is like, do not miss the Tuskegee 
Jubilee singers the next time you have a 

After the sermon Mr. Moton asked the vis- 
itors to take the platform and called upon 
three of us to say a few words. I was moved 
by the experiences of the morning almost be- 
yond words. You cannot imagine my feelings 
as I faced that sea of 1800 black faces. As 
I thought of the poor negro cabins I had 
passed that morning, the like of which dot 
the whole Black Belt, cabins from which 
most of these boys and girls have come and 
to which they will go back, the difficulties 
they will have to face, smote me like a re- 
buke. I could think of nothing better to say 
than to suggest that whatever their handi- 
caps there is no handicap on Christian char- 
acter revealing itself in a useful life of ser- 
vice. Here at Tuskegee I saw the first glim- 
mer of light upon the solution of that tangled 
and difficult problem of the negro in a 
white man's country. Would that I could 
tell you of some of the results! I must re- 
fer you to the literature. 

How beautifully they entertained us! They 
have a special guest house. There we were 
fed and could we have remained over night 
we should have been lodged. When the time 
came to go to our train two colored boys took 
us to the station, five miles away, in a jit- 
ney. They respected the white man's preju- 
dices and refused to sit at table with us. The 
girls in domestic science prepared and served 
our food while our hosts stood and balked 
with us. 

I cannot refrain from mentioning a very in- 
teresting character I saw while being shown 
the buildings. Years ago a negro boy in Mis- 
souri showed such artistic talent that a white 
artist took pains to teach land encourage him. 
When the artist moved to Ames, Iowa, the 
boy followed. There he became interested ni 
agiicultu: al chemistry at the Iowa State Col- 
lege. He made such progress, showed such 
originality that Washington brought him to 
Tuskegee. There during twenty odd years he 
has been experimenting with clays, sweet po- 
tatoes and peanuts, to see what valuable 
products he can make from them. He has 
made over forty stains and paints from the 
clays, some 106 products from sweet potatoes, 
rajiging from brealdrast cakes to rubber, and 
about 50 from the peanut, among them table 
mustard, salad dressing, milk, cream, butter- 
milk and talcum powder. He assured us that 
he had just eaten a dish of very fine ice cream 
made from the cream. He still does painting 
too. There ho is a "cranky," bent, gray old 
negro. Edison, I am told, offered him $200,- 
000 if he would come to East Orange, New 
Jersey, and work for him. He refused the 
offer on the two grounds that (1) he could 
not use that much money and (2) that he 
would rather stay there and experiment with 
sweet potatoes and peianuts. I wonder if he 

is not unusually wise in his day and genera- 
tion. After all doing what one likes is not 
lightly to be exchanged for mere money. 
It was a great day. 

Washington, D. C. 


A Sunday School Class Remembers Brother 
and Sister Swiiart 

It is worthy of note that more and more 
of OUT people are coming to appreciate the 
few veterans of the cross that rem:ain among 
US. It is right that it is so. It is regret- 
table that we waited so long to begin show- 
ing our appreciation of the work they per- 
formed and the sacrifices they made. Only a 
very, very few are left on whom we can be- 
stow our expressions of love, and we cannot 
eSxpect them to remain with us long any more. 
But it will do their souls good and will bring 
a blessing into our lives, if we show our 
thoughtfulness by little expressions of love 
and words of cheer. We hope to give 
through the columns of The Evangelist soon 
a complete list of the veteran preachers and 
their addresses. Brother and Sister J. H. 
Swihart of Mulberry, Indiana, were recently 
remembered by two Sunday school classes of 
the Flora church, as the following corre- 
spondence will show: 

Dear Brother and Sister Swihart: 

Please find enclosed $10.00 from the Will- 
ing Workers Sunday school class for your 
use. Gratefully yours, 

MRS. HUMBERD, Teacher, 
Mrs. J. A. Catron, Chairman of the 
Benevolent Committee. 
It Was Appreciated 

Some time ago there was handed us a check 
for ten dollars, signed by Myrtle Clingenpeel 
of Flora, Indiana, and at the same time a 
sealed envelope in which was found two five 
dollar bills and slip of paper with the writ- 
ing. Brother Editor, as herewith I enclose. 

After making some inquiry we found that 
the check herein mentioned as signed by Myr- 
tle Clingenpeel was a gift from the Loyal 
Workers' Class, also of Flora, of which Mrs. 
Lettie Allbaugh is teacher. 

Notwithstanding those gifts came to us un- 
solicited and unexpectedly by us, they are 
all the more highly appreciated and received 
with our greatest heartfelt thanks. May the 
good Lord bless those classes and the hands 
by whom those presents were sent to us. 


On our return from General Conference 
plans formulated for our fall work were put 
into operation. The every-member canNiass 
for the financial support of the church was 
successfully made. After this excellent sys- 
tem is used for several years it becomes a 
simple thing to operate. 

Coming right after the IlKokota Confer- 
ence at Hudson, Iowa, our Sunday school and 
church Rally Day was held on October 9. 
Good programs were given before the largest 
audiences we have had on Rally Day "since 
before the war." 

Stewardship Day was fittingly observed on 

October 23, and an offering in excess of our 
quota was received for the Bicentenary 
Movement. Our fall Communion Service was 
:(vell attended. In fact, the two communion 
services held in 1921 showed a considerably 
larger attendance than any similar services 
during the present pastorate, which is an en- 
couraging feature of the work here. 

The evangelistic campaign beginning No- 
vember 13 was the next important thing on 
our fall program. We considered ourselves 
very fortunate to have with us in this work 
our old-time, genial friend. Dr. W. H. Bcach- 
ler, Waterloo, Iowa. Because of his regular 
pastoral duties he was unable to be present 
on the opening Sunday, but arrived for the 
first Monday evening service. The reporter 
of the evangelistic campaign at Lanark, 
Illinois, has already told of the sun shining 
only four times in three weeks. We are lo- 
cated twelve miles from Lanark and had the 
same kind of weather — ' ' only more so, ' ' for 
our campaign eontinued one week after the 
Lanark meetings closed. When anybody says 
that such weather as we had and such roads 
as we have in northern Illinois do not ser- 
iously interfere with evangelistic work in 
rural districts such folks are simply "whist- 
ling to keep up their courage." 

Furthermore, it was necessary for me to go 
to Waterloo over the second Sunday to 
preach for the Brethren there. And then fol- 
lowing that came two serious interruptions 
when Brother Beachler was called home twice 
for three funerals in a period of five days ex- 
tending over the third Sunday in our cam- 
paign. But, despite all these things, accord- 
ing to common consent we had one of the 
very best evangelistic campaigns in the en- 
tire history of this church. From the begin- 
ning, the 10 o'clock morning prayer service 
became an outstanding feature of the cam- 
paign and was a source of some of" the most 
blessed results. Of course, it is needless to 
say anything about Brother Beachler 's abil- 
ity as a preacher of the Word. It was al- 
ways of the best — ^^a, clear, courageous, chal- 
lenging, pointed, pungent, practical exposi- 
tion of the truths of the old Book. Besides 
his service in preaching and etxpounding a 
virile, well-balanced Gospel, he often acted 
as congregational song leader; and at every 
service either sang a solo or took his part in 
a duet with Mrs. Snyder. This singing of 
soul-searching Gospel messag^es was a very 
helpful feature in the campaign. Increasing 
number of people came to the services who 
have never showed any interest in other cam- 
paigns; and in no other similar series of 
meetings during my pastorate did the regular 
attendance from night to night compare with 
this one. 

The results of these special services cannot 
be tabulated. Ten persons have been bap- 
tized and as many received into the church. ~4 
Two others await baptism. Anyone familiar 
with this field knows these results are good. 
The membership of the church was inspired 
and edified and strengthened and found in 
these services a rich spiritual feast. Good 
seeds were sown which will later bring forth 
fruit. Personally, it was a joyous experience 
to work with Brother Beachler and have him 
in our midst, and to know that he left the 

JANUARY 4, 1922 


PAGE 15 

church stronger and better in every way. Our 
only regret is that we had to close the meet- 
ings when we did — simply had to do it on 
account of certain community plans formu- 
lated before our services began. Another 
weeks' continuation of these meetings doubt- 
less would have meant rich spiritual fruitage; 
and I am impressed anew with the wisdom of 
always arranging an evangelistic campaign 
to afford a possible e.xtension of at least one 
week. If we could have done that in this in- 
stance, I am sure a different story would have 
been told in this report. 



It has been some time since the readers of 
the church paper have heard from me per- 
sonally. However, during this period of si- 
lence I have not been inactive. But if pos- 
sible more busy than in previous years. 

While I have not been engaged in secular 
employment during the past five years, I have 
also been engaged in church work, supplying 
pastorless churches in and around Johnstown 
until they could secure pastors, and earing 
for some of the smaller churches, in reach of 
Johnstown, that were not able to suppost a 

Since a year ago last March I have been 
preaching for the Listie, Pennsylvania, con- 
gregation each alternate Lord's Day. The 
work here is moving along nicely considering 
the fact that they are without pastoral care 
except such las can be given on our Sunday 
visits. So far we have been able to meet the 
requirements of the Bicentenary Movement. 
An interest is being manifested in the move- 
ment so that we are looking forward to great 
things for 1023. 

On September ISth last, we observed home- 
coming. This was a great day for the Listie 
church, and will be reported fully by our 
church correspondent who has been changing 
his line of work and moving, therefore caus- 
ing an unavoidable delay. However, we may 
look for it in the near future. 

Yours for the upbuilding of the Kingdom. 


On October 30 we closed our work with the 
Brethren at Marianna, Pennsylvania, and en- 
tered into our new field of labor with the 
Fairhaven Brethren, near West Salem, Ohio. 
It was with the greatest regret that we left 
Marianna, but a 500 mile trip every two 
weeks during the school period was too much 
of a task, having made the journey for a 
whole year. Fairhaven is only about 15 miles 
out of Ashland so we need miss no school at 
all, which is a big advantage. 

We held our first service at Fairhaven on 
November 19, having a good turnout in spite 
of a cold day. On the evening before 
Thanksgiving we began a meeting 
which was accompanied by plenty of rain and 
mud which, of course, in the country, makes 
a large attendance only a possibility. But 
we were really surprised at the way in which 
the brethren ignored the weather and came 
out every night. Of course the attendance 
from those outside the church was small. 

Nevertheless we persisted in preaching the 
Gospel and wc certainly had a fine spirit of 
co-operation on the part of the people. We 
can only say that everyone treated us fine 
and it is with the greatest enthusiasm that 
we look to the future. Fairhaven church is 
not dead and I know not even sleeping. She 
has ,a good nucleus around which to build and 
is well capable of holding her own. We said 
nothing 'as to our recompense for the meeting 
but on the last Sunday the Sunday school su- 
perintendent announced that a free will of- 
fering would be taken for our benefit both 
morning and evening. When evening came 
we had a gift of $30.44 and were later in- 
formed that a donation would be forthcom- 
ing. 'Nuf has been said. But the greatest 
pay we obtained was the bringing of three 
souls into the Kingdom. A father and his 
two girls made the good decision and the 
mother already being a member of our church 
there the home is now completely Christian, 
for which, praise the Lord! We are hoping 
to be able to I'eiach several others from the 
effects of the meeting. We know the meet- 
ing had its good effects in binding us all to- 
gether as a baud of workers for the Lord 
Jesus Christ, and may his richest blessings 
accompany us in our work together. 



After closing the pleasant meeting at St. 
Luke and saying "good-bye" to newly made 
friends, we took a train on the Southern 
system for a very brief visit home. We 
found the family well, and after enjoying 
with them .a day's rest and a Thanksgiving 
turkey, the gift of generous donors, we went 
to Reliance. Wo reached the depot after 
dark and were directed to a store where we 
were met and taken three miles over rough 
and muddy roads to the church. Say, preach- 
ers; did you ever experience that sense of 
fulness after a "big" dinner and then con- 
template speaking? Well, a cure is found in 
driving three miles of some Virginia roads. 
So when we finally reached our destination, 
we found awaiting us a large appreciative 
audience and delivered our first message of 
the campaign. 

Brother S. P. Foglc is pastor of this 
church and had opened the meeting Sunday 
night preceding. We then labored together, 
and strenuously for ten days more, and I am 
compelled to state without any conversions. 
So, if conversions mark the success of the 
meeting, we should be impelled to say, it was 
a failure. But we have learned from expe- 
rience that visible results do not alone de- 
termine success or failure; certainly all hearts 
are gladdened when souls come to Jesus, but 
there must also be a time of sowing, and this 
we did as earnestly as the Lord gave us 
strength. Pastor and evangelist visited, 
prayed and taught the Word in as many 
homes as possible; we forded the river, no 
small task (when the water ran into the 
buggy box), to bring la word of comfort and 
instruction. Some of the people of this con- 
gregation must ford that river every time 
they go to church. From the pulpit we made 

no compromise with the enemy and declared 
to the best of our ability the Word, and feel 
that we did our part. 

The membership is scattered, even those 
that remain, for many have moved to the 
cities. They have services only one Sunday 
a month and no resident pastor, as Brother 
Fogle lives in Washington. They have neither 
Sunday school nor Christian Endeavor and 
these, two young men of the church are en- 
thus nothing to encourage the young peopje. 
Yet amid these discouraging conditions, we 
found some loyal, true-hearted Brethren peo- 
ple and some young people inclined to the 
Brethren church. We are hoping that the 
clouds will lift and from this congregation 
may come young men and women that shall 
make standard bearers for Kang Jesus. 

The meeting was well attended regardless 
of weather condiitons or church affiliations. 
United Brethren, Methodists, Baptists, all 
united with us in song and worship. The U. 
B. Pastor, Rev. Keezel, who has a Brethren 
wife, assisted us very ably. Thus as we con- 
sider all things we take courage and thank 
God for these splendid people that we had 
the pleasure of meeting and serving. 

We were cared for in the home of Brother 
Jacob Rinker and family. May God bless them 
for their kindness. We hope to return to 
these good people some time and finish an un- 
finished meeting. 

A.B. COVER, District Evangelist. 


One more has confessed Christ since our 
last report. Our communion meeting was held 
on December 18. The roads were almost im- 
passable, thereby depriving many of our 
country members the privilege of attending 
the meeting, also sickness in town kept some 
away. Nevertheless we had a splendid meet- 
ing. It was soul inspiring to see so many 
boys and girls surround 'the tables for the 
first time. 

We enjoyed a fine Christmas program at 
the Sunday school and preaching hour, ren- 
dered by the children of the Sunday school. 
In the evening the choir rendered a Can- 
tata, ' ' The Prince of Judah, " to a large and 
appreciative audience. Our White Gift of- 
fering was $131.80. The average attendance 
of our Sunday school for the year was 213. 

The Missionary societies of our town are 
planning to observe the week of prayer by 
a series of union Missionary meetings. 

Brother Burnworth will be at Dayton, Ohio, 
the first three weeks in January. 



Splendid Christmas Service Is Rendered in 
the Third Brethren Church 

A beautiful Christmas service was ren- 
dered by the Bible school of the Third Breth- 
ren church, Laurel Avenue, on Sunday eve- 
ning to a large and appreciative audience. 

The program, which was a little over an 
hour in length, consisted of recitations, class 
exercises, readings, carols, duets and chor- 
uses. The choir rendered several special 

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JANUARY 4, 1922 

numbers. The entire program was in keep- 
ing with, the occasion, and included a "White 
Gift ' ' offering to the missionary and educa- 
tional work in the mountains of the south. 

The last number ou the program was that 
of presenting to the pastor, the Kev. L. G. 
Wood and Mrs. Wood, each a handsome rock- 
ing chair. 

The chairs were brought from a Sunday 
school room and placed on the platform, and 
the pastor and wife were asked to occupy 
them, while the Sunday school superintend- 
ent, David Benshoff, in a brief but very ef- 
fective manner made the presentation speech, 
to which both the Eev. and Mrs. Wood made 
brief responses, in words which evidenced 
their surprise, but no less expressive of their 
deepest appreciation, of the valuable tokens 
of the esteem, thus expressed by their congre- 

To show that no member of the pastor's 
family was forgotten, Gerald Wood also re- 
ceived a nice book as a present from the con- 

The auditorium was suitably decorated and 
a i-«al Christmas spirit of "Peace on earth 
and good will toward man" was in evidence. 
—The Johnstown Daily Tribune. 


BBACHLEY-LEHMAN — At the home of 
the writer in Washington, D. C, on Decem- 
ber Uh, was solemnized the marriage ot 
William H. Beachley ot Wingerton, Pa., and 
Mrs Howard Lehman of Keid, Md. Both 
bride and groom are well and favorably 
known in Hagerstown, Md., and vicinity; 
they are members of the Hagerstown Breth- 
ren church where both are active workers; 
she beina- president of the Liadies' Aid So- 
ciety and he is the popular Sunday school 
superintendent. The ceremony was wit- 
nessed by a few friends and relatives and 
was performed by their former pastor, the 
undersigned. We pray God to bless them on 
life's journey together. A. B. COVER. 

WOLiFE-O'CONNOR — Madeline Wolfe, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Wolfe, to John 
O'Connor, son of John S. O'Connor of Delphi, 
Indiana. The bride is a member of the North 
Manchester Brethren church. Conducted by 
the pastor in the presence of the immediate 
families, Saturday, December 17, 1921. 


TILMAN-OHMART — Gladys T i 1 m a n, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Tilman to 
Verl H. Ohmart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Ohmart. The wedding ceremony was at the 
home of the bride at 4 o'clock on Christmas 
day The immediate families and some 
young friends were present. The bride is a 
member of the First Brethren church. Con- 
ducted by the writer. 


MOSTALLBR-McKEE — On Sunday even- 
ing, December 25, 1921, at the home of the 
bride's sister, Mrs. James Williams, occurred 
the marriage of Miss Jennie McKee to Nath- 
an E. Mostaller. 

Brother Mostaller is a deacon in the Listie 
Brethren church. His bride is also an active 
member of the church. 

The contracting parties are widely known 
and have a host of friends who wish them 
God speed and a happy and prosperous 
■wedded life. Ceremony by their pastor. 



GEISE — John Geise passed on to his eter- 
nal reward on December 11, 1921, at the age 
of 36 years. Brother and Sister Geise united 
with the Campbell Brethren church about 
fouT years ago. He was happy in his Chris- 
tian experience. A few hours previous to 

his going the writer was called to the hos- 
pital at Hastings, Michigan, where he had 
Deen taken, to administer the anointing with 
oil. His going was peaceful, pasaing on in 
the triumplis of a living faitii in Chiist as 
his Savior. Jolin was indeed a kind, devoted 
husband, and a friend lu all who knew him. 
May our lieavenly Father in his tendei' mer- 
cy care for the broken-hearted companion, 
i^'uneral services were held fi-om the home 
near i'reeport, Michigan, by the undersigned, 
assisted by Elder H. W. Anderson. 


HAYES — Austin Hayes died at his home 
in Johnstown, Pa., on Wednesday morning, 
December 21st, at the age of 69 years, atter 
a year's illness of a complication of diseases. 

The deceased was boin in Jenner townslilp, 
Somerset county, in October, ltj52. He and 
Miss Rachel Girtin were married in Johns- 
town, on April 7th, 1S74, by tlie late Elder 
aiepnen Hildebranu, of the Brethren church. 
Mrs. Hayes, wife of the deceased, died in 
Moxham on August 14, 1890. Austin Hayes 
was one of the oldest employees of the Lor- 
ain Steel Company of Moxham. 

He became a pensioner about 'five yeai's 
ago. He was also one of tire organizers of 
the Moxham Brethren churcli, and a loyal 
member of the Board of Deacons from the 
lime of its oiganization. 

Tile deceased was never known to falter in 
his work for his church, and the sincerity of 
his faith, as manifest in cheerful service was 
always above question. He had the work of 
Christ and the cliurcli at heart. He was an- 
ointed according to the Scriptures, on De- 
cember 14, by the writer. 

The deceased is survived by nine children 
and 12 grandchildren. The sons and daugli- 
ters are, Cora, wife of Charles H. Dever- 
g-ood of Buffalo, New York, who was called 
to Johnstown on account of her father's ill- 
ness; Ada, wife of George W. Gilbert, of 
Johnstown; Nellie, wife of Rev. H. W. No wag, 
pastor of the Moxham Brethren cliurch; Miss 
Anna B. Hayes of Pittsburgh,; Mrs. Viola 
Kelley, widow of John H. Kelley, who made 
her home with her father; Dr. Ralph Hayes, 
D.D.S., of East End, Pittsburgh; Stanley 
Hayes,, also of East End, Pittsburgh. Harry 
Hayes, of Johnstown, and Howard Hayes, 
the Arbutus Park dairyman. 

The funeral was conducted from the home 
at 2 P. M., on December 24, 1921. 

The deceased being the father of the pas- 
tor's wife, the funeral service was conducted 
by the writer, assisted by Rev. William A. 
Crofford. A quartet from his congregation 
sang and many beautiful floral offerings 
were made. L. G. WOOD. 

The following deaths occurred in the 
Waterloo congregation in three days and 
meant a heavy loss to the church. Two of 
the tliree also came with a suddenness which 
was altogether staggering. Brother Miller, a 
strong, vigorous man, died after only a very 
few minutes illness. Sister Deeter was 
stricken wliile on her knees in tlie evening 
family devotions; and passed away very 
shortly after. Sister Peck's death followed a 
rather long period of failing health. 

MILLER — Lewis Miller, son of William 
and Abbie Miller, was born in Orange town- 
ship, Blackhawk county, Iowa, February 
12th, 1S66, and died November 21st, 1921, at 
the age of 55 years, 9 months, and 9 days. 
Brother Miller was reared by JDunkard par- 
ents and he was originally a membei" of the 
Chui'ch of the Brethren. Later he affiliated 
with the First Brethren church in Waterloo. 
Of his first marriage, four children remain — 
three sons and a daughter, all of whom are 
members of the Waterloo congregation. The 
second marriage of the deceased was to Miss 
Martha Strayer, a devoted me.mbei'! of this 
congregation. To this union four children 
were born, the two older of "which also be- 
long to the church. Brother Miller has been 
through the years a liberal supporter of the 
church, and especially was this ti-ue In the 
building of the new church. A large con- 
course of people were present at the funeral 
which was in the church. The pastor ^^'as as- 
sisted in the services by Rev. A. P. Blough. 
pastor of the Church of the Brethren. The 
sympathy of a large circle of friends go out 
to the wife and children, who were, with so 
little notice, deprived of husband and father. 

DEETER — Mrs. Sadie Deeter, daughter of 
David and Mary Trible, was born in Louisa 
county, Iowa, June 2nd, 1867, and died No- 
vember 22nd, 1021, having reached the age 
of 54 years, 5 months, and 20 days. Sister 
Deeter was a member of the Free Will Bap- 
tist church as a girl. Eight years ago she 
and her husband united ^vith the Waterloo 
Brethren church. Sister Deeter was a splen- 
did Christian woman .and a loyal member of 

the church. Though living on a farm quite a 
distance from vvateiloo, she was pi-eiseiit in 
the Coleman and ivemp meetings held le- 
cently, several tinres and seemea to thoi'- 
oughiy enjoy them. Sue was also present at 
our communion service which came one week 
after tiie meetings. Tlie cirurch meant niucii 
to this good woman. In her death Brother 
Deeter has lost a noble companion. 'rue 
cuurcii will greatly miss her. 'iiie sympathy 
of our entire meuiDersiiip goes out to Broth- 
er Deeter in his hour of sorrow. A goodly 
Congregation attended tlie funeral which was 
at tne church. 

PECK — Mrs. Elizabeth Lichty Peck was 
born in Somerset county, Jr'a., in 1655, and 
died November 24th, 19aj., at the age of 66 
years, S montlis and V days. Sister Peck 
was reared on a farm, and lived on a larm 
up until 1905 at which time she and Brother 
Peck moved to Waterloo. Khe was originally 
a member of the Church of the Brethren, 
but sue and her husband were both charter 
members of tire mother movement at Jiiuon. 
Sister Peck was a loyal and faithful member 
of the church, a regular attendant at all ser- 
vices, and always ready to help when some- 
thing was to be done. She was also a de- 
voted wife, a splendid mother, a kind, help- 
ful neighboa', and an iueal keeper ot her 
home. In the death of such a woman the loss 
is felt at many different points. Two sons 
and a daughter (all in their own homes) and 
the husband remain to_ mourn the death of 
this faithful w-ife and mother. The sympa- 
thy of many friends and relatives go out to 
this husband and children. An exceptionally 
large gathering was present at the funeral 
which was in the church. The pastor was as- 
sisted by Rev. A. P. Blough, pastor of the 
Church of tne Brethren. ( 

vvM. H. BEACHLER, Pastor. 

POUCH — George W. Fouch entered upon 
his earthly pilgrimage on January 12, ls67, 
the only sou of Joseph M. and Mary A. 
Fouch. Brother I''oucn was born in Clare- 
mont county, Ohio, but in 1883 the family re- 
moved to Uniontown, Pa., where he has since 
resided. Deceased was never married, mak- 
ing his home with his only sister, Mrs. H. N. 
Krepps, at which place he entered upon the 
experiences of the life everlasting on De- 
cember 7, 1921, in the fifty-fourth year of 
his age. 

On March 11, 1910, it was my privilege to 
receive Brother Fouch into the fellowship 
of the church militant, and during the inter- 
vening years to liave been his pastor for al- 
most half the time. Mine also were the 
hands that closed his eyes in death, and I 
accordingly feel a peculiar freedom to speak 
concerning his life. Quiet and retiring he 
was not uninterested in the things of the 
church, and has met the confidence of his 
brethren by the faithful performance of 
duties placed upon him. While he sometimes 
forgot the sacredness of the vows of the 
church, yet his last days were spent in in- 
tercessory prayer for himself and friends, 
and 1 believe ire has gone to share the joys 
of the world beyond. 

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. H. N. 
Krepps as the only remaining member of 
the immediate family, the brother-in-law and 
a larger circle of more distant relatives. 
Funeral services from the , First Brethren 
church, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, on Sunday 
afternoon, Decemoer 11, in charge of the un- 
dersigned as pastor. DYOLL BELOTE. 


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Awakening to the Importance of an Adequate Publishing House 

Will the church ever awaken to the importance of an adequate 
publishing house? We believe it is in the process of such an awak- 
ening. This has been a long standing and crying need. We have 
seemed slow in grasping it, in heeding it, in stirring ourselves about 
it. But there are signs of a brighter day aliead. We are beginning 
to realize the folly of keeping ourselves hampered by the inadequacy 
with which we have been satisfied for so many years. Foi"w.ard steps 
have already been taken that cause hope to arise in our hearts. But 
we are yet in the "A B C 's " of our possibility. As a people we are 
still dealing with the beginnings of the long course on Making An 
Adequate Church Literature, — for that is the real purpose and task 
of a denominational publishing house. We have been too long content 
with the bare literary necessities, and the result is in evidence. Some 
of us have become disturbed about the situation and for several years 
we have been crying aloud and warning the people from conference 
platfoiTn 'and press concerning the folly of attempting to prosecute 
our mission with such a dearth of denominational literature. But an 
adequate literature presupposes an adequate publishing house. Given 
an adequately equipped and unencumbered publishing house, the ade- 
quate literature will be forthcoming. To the urgency of supplj'ing 
this necessity the church must quickly awake. 

An adequate publishing house is the key to a, greater Brethren 
church A denomination cannot grow to any considerable degree with- 
out a literature. Our borders have not been extended because we 
have not heralded our plea; we have not published our doctrines; we 
have not been good propagandists. Other churches and religious or- 
gatiizations have overtaken us and have disappeared in the distance 
because they have understood the value of the printed page and have 
produced it in abundance. A contemporary editor says, "The Seventh 
Day Adventists are a people who are little known for anything but 
their persistence in clinging to Saturday as the proper day for the 
Sabbath. But in spite of this obsession, they might well become an 
e.x.ample for the emulation of many other denominations. With only 
4,.541 congregations, not one half of which have church edifices in 
which to worship, and a membership of only 185,450, they operate 
forty-five publishing houses; and the sales of their denominational 
literature last year aggregated $5,682,972.35. This literature was issued 
in ninety-one languages, and consisted of 144 different periodicals, 
685 bound books, 430 pamphlets, and 1,896 tracts — a total of 3,155 
pubUcaiions. " No one with these facts in hand needs to ask why 

it is that this church has grown so rapidly in the homeland and has 
extended its missionaries into 108 different countries. Their forty- 
five publishing houses give the secret. They have been good propa- 
gandists. They have given first attention to publishing and spread- 
ing abroad their peculiar doctrinal views. They hah-e caused them 
to be so widely known and have kept them so constantly before the 
people that there are continually being found those who give favor- 
able consideration to such views and profess to have gotten "fuller 
light." In this they have shown wisdom. They have been great 
missionary folks, but they have never allowed their missionary enter- 
prises to obscure the importance of their publishing interests. In 
fact, they have found it necessarj' for the two to go forward to- 
gether. They have made a missionary of every member by placing a 
tract in his hand and sending him forth to his neighbor. A similar 
history could be rehearsed in connection with the gi'owth of many 
other religious groups where first attention has been given to provid- 
ing adequate means for publishing the doctrines that give them ex- 
cuse for existence. Invariably the gi'Owth of a church or religious 
society has been paralleled by a corresponding growth in facilities 
for the publication of the peculiar doctrines which the church or so- 
ciety has championed. 

In this connection there are two things that Brethren people need 
to keep well in mind. First, if the principles of the whole Gospel for 
which we stand are to become widely known and largely accepted, the 
printed page bearing our plea must be placed in the hands of every 
member of the church for distribution. We cannot depend on the 
pulpit nor the personal contact of the preachers of the Word to reach 
the masses; these men arc too few in number. Even their ministry 
will be greaftly augmented if it is made possible for them to m.alte 
large use of the printed page. But we must plan and provide for the 
enlistment of the great mass of Brethren laity by placing in their 
hands literature which they can distribute. The' realization of "A 
Greater Brethren Church" waits just such a, co-operation. If every 
member of the Brethren fraternity could be transformed into an active 
missionarj'' of the Christian faith and a propagator of Brethren doc- 
trine, not especially as a proselyter among other denominational 
groups, but to the many unchurched folks of every community, we 
would soon enter upon a period of growth the like of which we have 
only dreamed of. The majking and placing into their hands of an 
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an effort. We have done very little in the past towards meeting this 
first requirement. Consequently we are little known and have expe- 
rienced little growth in comparison with what might have been. 

The second thing we must keep well in mind is that no other 
denomination will adequately equip our publishing house and put out 
our literature for us. That is distinctively a denominational task 
which we must face; we cannot shift it to another. If we evade it, 
or neglect it, we alone must suffer. If we fail at this point, we fail 
in that which gives us our right to exist ajs a separate and distinct 
denomination. We can have many of our literary -wants supplied 
from other denominational houses, but not those which have to do 
with fidelity to our distinctive teachings, or loyalty to our denomina- 
tional enterprises. These are wholly our own, and we must look to 

No other task is so distinctively our own as the building of a. 
denominational publishing house and the issuance of denominational 
literature. We have said that the building of our church college is our 
own task, and so it is. Yet in the building of such an institution 
we count on the funds of other than Brethren people, and on the 
support of other than Brethren students. Our missionary enterprises 
must be directed and maintained by our own men and money, but not 
infrequently we find benevolent spirited Christians of other churches 
contributing to certain of our mission enterprises because of the great 
spiritual need and the humanitarian appeal presented. But if we are 
to make propaganda of triune immersion, or feet-washing, or the 
Lord's supper, or anointing the sick with oil, we must finance the 
undertaking ourselves. This is so true on the face of it, that the 
fact needs only to be stated to be accepted. 

Why then have we so long neglected our publishing house? Why 
have we not adequately equipped it long ago? Why have we not 
endowed it? The only excuse that seems reasonable is that we have 
not realized that a denominational publishing house as such is a 
benevolent institution, as truly as is a college, or a hospital, or an 
old people's home, and is not a business established for profit pri- 
marily. Its primary purpose is to meet the literary needs of the de- 
nomination that established it. And no denominational publishing 
house that has served such a purpose .adequately has been self-sup- 
porting except as it has, engaged in secular printing and book selling. 
Especially is this true of a publishing house of such a limited constit- 
uency as our own. The literature that is sold to our brotherhood 
would not begin to buy the establishment and pay for the equipment 
that we have. The income from sales to the churches has had to be 
greatly supplemented by an income from job printing. This every 
publishing house finds necessary to do. But in so small a denomina- 
tion as our own, if the publishing house is permitted to give first 
attention to meeting the literary needs of the church, it must have 
an establishment adequately equipped and out of debt, and in addi- 
tion ,a working capital to its credit, if not an eiidowment fund. The 
realization of "A Greater Brethren Church" will tarry until the 
brotherhood awakens to this fact. That this may come to pass we 
will write and speak ajid pray, and do all this with the greater con- 
fidence because we see the beginning of such .an a,wakening in the 
Bicentenary's call for an annual offering from the churches. 


We will thank you for your appreciation by a liberal offerlag 

From the Pleasant Grove, Iowa, church comes a letter of appre- 
ciation of the work of Brother Paul Miller as evangelist, and also a 
statement that Sister Grace P. is now on the field as pastor. 

Brother G. W. Chambers of Penn Laird, Virginia, has been active 
in his work at Mt. Olive and surrounding places. He writes his ap- 
preciation of the services of Brother A. B. Cover who recently as- 
sisted him in an evangelistic meeting. 

Many of the children of the "Near East" are still facing death 
by starvation and cold because no one has made provision foT them. 
An offering to Near East Belief, 1 Madison Avenue, New York, will 
help to save a child. 

The energetic pastor of the Eoa,nn, Indiana, church reports a 
successful meeting recently conducted by himself during which he re- 
ceived splendid co-operation from surrounding churches. Brother Hum- 
berd is proving himself especially efficient as a personal worker. 

Brother H. W. Anderson reports the progress of the work of the 
CampbeU, Michigan, church, and speaks with high appreciation of 
the work of Brother C. C. Grisso, who recently conducted an evan- 
gelistic campaign there, and who also was a former pasto.r of this 

Brother Miles J. Snyder, treasurer of the Bicentenary Movement, 
gives a report of the offerings received to December 31, 1921. A 
goodly number have contributed since last report, and yet it is evi- 
dent that there are still many who have not but ought to. do their 
bit. Do it now. 

Sunnyside, Washington, has called to their leadership. Brother 
F. G. Coleman, who has been giving himself to evangelistic work. He 
is already finding his way into the affections of the people and the 
work is moving forward splendidly. The success of their Christmas 
service is worthy of special notice. 

Brother Charles H. Ashman writes of the splendid progress being 
made in the First church of Johnstown. His parishioners expressed 
their appreciation of his leadership in a most substantial way at 
Christmas time. An evangelistic campaign is now -in progress with 
Dr. Bame as the evangelist. 

Our correspondent from Flora, Indiana reports more news in a 
briefer space than is usually done. Of course this active church under 
the leadership of its equally active pastor usually has a lot of news 
to report. The year has resulted in thirty-six a^iditions to the church 
roll and a corresponding growth in the Sunday school. 

In the Business Manager's Corner you will notice that the Tee- 
garden church, near South Bend, Indiana, has secured a place on the 
Evangelist Honor Eoll. We congratulate ajid welcome this loyal little 
band and express our appreciation of the efforts of Brother Orra 
Lemmert, a student in Ashland College, who is responsible for this 

It is a splendid report that comes from the Pleasant Hill, Ohio, 
church, over the signature of the pastor. Brother Lowman. EeeorJ 
breaking seems to have become a habit with this church in their on- 
ward march. Brother I. D. Bowman was recently the evangelist in a 
meeting that resulted in eleven additions to the church. Brother Bow- 
man writes from the evangelist's viewpoint, and speaks in high terms 
of the pastor. 

Dr. J. Allen Miller, whose Bible lectures at the Washington, D. 
C. church were recently reported by the pastor, writes with appreci- 
ation of the marked success that has been attained in that place 
through the efficient leadership and persistent efforts of Brother Wil- 
liam M. Lyon, the pastor. He confirms the oft repeated statement 
that a new church house is much needed at Washington. 

White Gifts are coming in splendidly. Conemaugh modestly con- 
siders that they did '"'fairly good" for they stand at the head of 
the list so far. There are other excellent gifts also recorded in this 
report, gifts smaDer in size, but coming from smaller churches and 
mission points. There are many encouraging aspects about these gifts 
but we have not space to consider them all. Send gifts promptly to 
I. D. Slotter, Ashland, Ohio. 

Brother A. J. MeClain, pastor of the Ilrst church of Philadelphia, 
T\Tites an interesting letter concerning the spiritual condition of that 
church and the growth that is being realized. Brother McClain, whose 
health has been poor for some time, states that his church refused to 
accept his resignation, and instead, gave him an extended vacation 
with salary, in order to recuperate his physical condition. This act 
on the part of the church speaks unmistakably of its high appre- 
ciation of his services. We hope Brother McClain may greatly im- 
prove during his residence in California, so that he may resume his 
pastoral duties in due time. 



JANUARY 11, 1922 

1723 THE BRETHREN 1923 

Dr. Charles A. Bame, Executive Secretary 

Publication Day ^y ^- ^- Teet er, Director of Publications 

Our Model B. Intertype Machine 

No moi'e advanced .step lias been taken by any organi- 
zation of General Conference than that of the Executive 
Committee of the Bicentenary Movement in placing The 
Brethren Publishing Company on the regular budget of the 
church and' in assigning it a place in the calendar of special 
days for the' church. 

Sunday, January 22nd is the day assigned to this cause 
and designated Publication Day. The amount set for the 
cause of publications is fifty cents per year for a period of 
two years. 

Our campaign secretary, Dr. Bame, made a .strong ap- 
peal for this cause on the Bicen- 
tenary page of The Evangelist last 
week. This -week the page has 
been allotted to the writer as Di- 
rector of Publications for the ex- 
ecutive committee. 

It is our belief that if the mem- 
bership of the church gets a clear 
understanding of what The Breth- 
ren Publisliing Company has done 
and is trying to do it will respond 
to this call in a most liberal man- 

About four years ago it was de- 
termined that the Publishing 
House had about reached the limit 
of its usefulness as an institution 
of the church imless it could take 
some advanced steps in the way 
of more modern equipment and a 
better building more advanta- 
geously located could be secured. 

Setting type by hand is becoming almost a lost art, as 
is binding wheat and flailing out the grain. 

The first advanced step was made in the purchasing of 
two Intertype machines, a Model A and a Model B, the il- 
lustration of the Model B appears on this page. These are 
among the most intricate and the most marvelous machines 
that the brain of man has ever conceived. One good oper- 
ator, with a machine like these can set about as much type 
as six girls can do in the old-fashioned hand composition 

After securing these machines the next advanced step 
was taken when the splendid building pictured on page six- 
teen was secured. This building is located almost in the 
heart of the city of Ashland and is fifty by one hmidred fifty 
feet and three stories high, constructed of steel, brick and 
concrete. TMs has been pronounced by many business men 
of Ashland, to be the best real estate deal made in Ashland 
in many years, and the building is conservatively estimated 
to be woi'th seventy-five percent more than its purchase 
price. The first floor is used for the offices and the mechan- 
ical department of The Brethren Publishing Company, while 
the two upper stories are divided up iato twenty apart- 
ments that make most convenient living quarters for small 
families, and these are in great demand and fully occupied 
at all times. Looking after these apartments, keeping them 
in good condition, renting them and collecting the rents is 
not one of the smallest tasks of the Business Manager of the 

After securing this building it was necessary to add a 
modern printing press to the equipment of the plant so as to 
be able to do the class of printing that our new location 
would bring to us. 

For many years Barnhart Brothers and Spindler of 
Chicago had shown every courtesy and accommodation to 
the Company by selling it what presses and equipment were 
absolutely necessary on easy terms, so we at once got in 
touch with their genial representative, Mr. Gardner of Cleve- 
land, and purchased a Babc.ock Optimus, No. 7, two revolu- 
tion, four roller press as illustrated in connection with this 
article.- This press, in the hands of our foreman, Mr. Slot- 
ter, one of the best printers in the country, enables us to 

Our No. 7 Babcock Optimus Two Revolution Press: Wt. 8 tons 

JANUARY 11, 1922 



produce the very highest class of work for the trade that 
wants it. 

While the plant is not equipped to the extent that it 
should be to create the highest efficiency, yet it has installed 
more than $10,000.00 worth of equipment during the last 
four years. Most of the cost of this equipment has been 
met, and what portion has not been met is included in the 
$24,000.00 the campaign secretary has been asking for in *he 
Bicentenary Movement to provide an adequately equipped 
publishing house with building and equipment free from 

The Brethren Publishing Company has no debts for oper- 

ating expenses that the business will not readily take care 
of. We are asking only what the Bicentenary Executive 
Committee has apportioned to us and for the purpose des- 

This will be an easy task, if all the pastors have done 
as Brother Vanator at Canton, Ohio, has done. Brother 
Vanator Aviites, "Don't worry about Canton's apportion- 
ment on Publication Day, as the full amount has already 
been pledged. ' ' What Canton does, practically every church 
in the brotherhood can do. 

Will we do it? Answer, Yes! 

The Need as Viewed by Some Members of the Publication Board 


The inception of our publication business predates the 
organization of our church, but of all our general church 
activities, the publication interests have received the least 
attention and consideration. We are, however, at last awak- 
ening to the necessity and importance of adequate mainte- 
nance of this interest, and our Bieentenaiy program, in 
asking the churches for fifty cents per member, names the 
minimum amount needed. 

The obligations incurred in the enlarg%ment of our 
plant and business are entailing excessive interest charges 
which should be eliminated with all possible speed, and too, 
further needed improvements are pressing but not possible 
with present resources. 

Our membership is too small to adequately maintain the 
business. We are, therefore, compelled to call for co-opera- 
tion in the present effort. There are immediate pressing de- 
mands of several thousand dollars that must be met. The 
statement of the necessity should be the incitement to the 
response. " WM. KOLB., JR., 

President of The Brethren Pub. Co. 


The publishing interests of any denomination are vital 
to its life and progTcss. Every great denomination in ex- 
istence knows what the printed page docs as a means of 
propaganda. There would be no Brethren church long with- 
out a Brethren publishing plant. A literatureless peojole 
make slow progress. A denominational literature is neces- 
sary to maintain our standards and very existence. A pub- 
lishing plant must adequately meet the every need of a 
church making a healthy expansion. To meet this need it 
must be adequately equipped and this means modern equip- 
ment. A growing church must have a growing and devel- 


On which H. R. Holsinger at Berlin, Pennsylvania, in the 
latter "seventies'" and early "eighties" printed "The Progres- 
sive Christian". It is still used for taking "proofs" of all 
type set so that corrections may be made before the matter 
is made into pages for printing. 

oping publishing business. OUR PUBLISHING HOUSE 

cannot expect Methodists or Presbyterians to put our pub- 
lishing business on a firm basis, this is our task and our op- 
portunity. It is a problem of money in the first place and 
it must come from Brethren pockets. It takes dollars to 
develop a church business the same as a secular business. 
We have lagged all too long in bringing our publishing in- 
terests up to the standard in equipment. It's high time to 

Beaver City, Nebraska. 


The printing press lias long been recognized as one of 
the two most effective ways of promoting any enterprise. 
Every intelligent person knows that no religious denomina- 
tion can prosper without a real publishing house to dissem- 
inate to its adherents and to the world at large the things 
for which it stands. And the better equipped and the more 
efficiently manned such an institution is the greater will be 
the inuflence of its propaganda. The Bicentenary Movement 
recognizes the vital relation of our publishing house to the 
stabilty and growth of the Brethren church, and tl>erefore 
urges the utmost measure of prayerful and financial sup- 
port on Publication Day, January 22. 

Milledgeville, Illinois. 


Of all the institutions of the church there is none that 
serves tlie WHOLE CHURCH[ ko continuously and efficiently 
as the Publishing House. Every week of the year, yes, one 
may with much truth, say every day of the year, many in 
the church are being served by the press. 

Of all the insti tutions of the chnrch we have done tlie 
Xeast for the PUBLISHING PIOU SE_ In s pite of the econ - 
. jhiie clJlticulties of the past seven years we have been ex - 
pectmg this one niterest to mamtain itse LL, Besides we have 
'never yet adequately equipped a Pul)lishing House nor fully 
and loyally supported it as Ave should. Yet we have been 
expecting much, too much of those who toiled hard to make 
this work a success. 

Let us. THE WHOLE CHURCH, just this once do some- 
thing worth while. Let every faithful pastor and all the 
faithful people cveryivhere this ONCE COME TO THE SUP- 

J. ALLEN MILLER, Ashland, Ohio. 

Silence the voice of Christianity, and the world is well 
nigh dumb, for gone is that sweet music which kept in or- 
der the rulers of the people, which cheers the poor widow 
in her lonely toil, and comes like light through the windows 
of morning, to men Avho sit stooping and feeble, Avith fail- 
ing eyes and a hungering heart. It is gone, all gone ; only 
th« cold, bleak world left before them.— Theodore Parker. 



JANUARY 11, 1922 


Divorce. By H. C. Funderburg 

Let not the wife depart from her husband. But, and if 
she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to 
her husband, and let not the husband put away his wife (1 
Cor. 7:10, 11). 

Divorce is a subject that is rarely preached or written 
upon, I presume, because it is so universally favored. The 
Holy Spirit has for sometime been urging me to write upon 
this subject, so I will obey. 

Marriage is the most blessed and sacred thing on earth, 
and Christ has forbidden to dissolve its holy bonds. Yet 
there is so much of this done that I am led to believe that 
this is one of the greatest growing evils in existence. We 
glean from statistics that it has gained such a foothold that 
if it is not curbed it threatens to be the ruination of our 
country. People of this age launch into the sea of matri- 
mony with little or no thought of the future, and consider 
marriage a game of chance. And they are willing to take 
the chance as if it were a little matter, because some of our 
courts will grant a divorce for almost any excuse. If the 
young people of our land would take the matter more ser- 
iously and I'eally get acquainted A^dth each other and Avith 
God before launching out upon the untried sea, I am quite 
sure there would be a decided decrease iu the number of 
cases in our divorce courts. 

I notice with regret that, according to the Matrimonial 
League of Clark county, Ohio, during the first six months of 
1921 there were 348 marriages and 80 divorces; almost one- 
fourth as many divorces as marriages. The causes assigned 
were as follows: gross neglect of dtity, 23; wilful absence, 
21 ; extreme cruelty, 21 ; statutory offences, 4 ; habitual 
drunkenness, 1. Are not these figures startling? They al- 
most chill the blood. And to think that so little emphasis is 
placed upon the marriage vow in our pulpit messages. Peo- 
ple are coming in a little frivolous spirit to the marriage, 
where the preacher pledges them mth right hands joined 
and before God to foi-sake all others and cleave to each 
other, and to love, cherish and care for each other in joy or 
sorrow, in prosperity or adversity until death separates 
them, and then in a Aveek or two they are ignoring their 
vows and applying for a divorce. 

When Is Remarrying Permissable? 

Only upon the death of the husband or wife. Some one 
is now surprised. Can this be true? They ask. I am quite 
sure Jesus Avould not have said it if it were not true. Look 
at the text. Paul says (quoting Jesus' language), Let not 
the mie depart from her husband. And the husl^and is also 
to do likewise. Surely this cannot be disputed, and should 
not be doubted. In the 39tli verse of the same chapter we 
have these words, "Tire wife (or husband) is bound by law 
(divine law) as long as her husband (or his -wife) liveth." 
But if either be dead, the other is at liberty to be married to 
whom he (or she) will, only in the Lord. 

The Master expecting some unpleasantness to manifest 
itself between man and wife, made provision for a verbal 
or temporary separation, not a final separation, for that 
would make reconciliation impossible. To those having such 
difficulties Paul said in verse 27, "Art thou bound to a 
MTife? Seek not to be loosed. Ai't thou loosed from a wife? 
Seek not to be bound. ' ' 

Divorce Causes Adultery 

You M'ill recall the statement in Luke 16 :18, which says, 
"Whosoever putteth away his vnie (or divorceth her) and 
marrieth another, committeth adultery, and whosoever mar- 
rieth her that is put away, committeth adultery. So that in 
the light of this Scripture divorce is the cause of double sin 
when those divorced are remarried. Again we have the 
words of Paul to consider: "Know ye not, brethren, (for I 

speak to them that know the law) , how that the law hath 
dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman 
which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband 
so long as he liveth ; but if the husband be dead she is loosed 
from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband 
liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an 
adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from 
that law ; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married 
to another man. And the husband is considered as being 
bound in the same manner as the woman. Both are under 
the power of the law. as long as they live ; neither is released 
until one or the other dies. In the light of this word divorce 
cannot for a moment be considered a legal separator in the 
sight of divine law. 

Is Divorce Permissable? 

Let us see what Matthew has to say about the matter. 
Divorce was a connnon tiling under the old law. The Phar- 
isees are raisuig the question and desire to know whether 
separation is lawful for "every cause." Jesus had spoken 
once before on the subject, as recorded in Matthew 5 :31, 
32, but they did not seem to grasp the situation thoroughly, 
so at this opportune time they bring the subject up again. 
Matthew 19th chapter is Jesus' answer to the Pharisee's 
question whether it is lawful for husband and wife to put 
away each other for "every cause." He answered by ask- 
ing them the question. Have ye not read, that he that made 
them in the beginning made them male and female (Gen. 
1 :27) ? And he went on to say that for this cause shall a 
man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his 
wife, and they twain shall be one flesh. What therefore 
God hath joined together let not man put asunder. After 
tliis explanation by the Master and this upsetting of their 
long established custom, the Pharisees wanted to know why 
Moses commanded to give a writing of divorcement, and to 
put each other away. Jesus' answer was this (just as it is 
today) : Because of the hardness of your hearts. Moses 
granted you this sinful pri^dlege, but it was not so from 
the beginning. Whosoever shall put away his wife except 
it be for fornication and marrieth another committeth adul- 
tery, and whoso marrieth her that is put away committeth 
adultery (Matt. 19:3-9). In Matthew 5:31, 32, Ave have the 
v\'ords of Jesus, It hath been said. Whosoever shall put away 
his wife, let him give her a Avriting of divorcement, — now 
mark well the statement — but I say unto you that whosoever 
putteth aAvay his Avife except for the cause of fornicatioh 
causeth her to commit adultery. The point is this, Jesus 
does not say you have any right to put her aAvay, that is, 
give her a diA'orce. He says. If you do put her aAvay, you 
do not commit alultery. But if for any other cause aside 
from fornication, you become an adulterer. The point the 
Master is driAdng at is, he is AAdsliing to sIioav Avhat an aAv- 
ful thing it is to separate and remarry. There is no legal 
cause Avhatever for divorce, absolutely none, that I can dis- 

Who is the Author of Divorce? 

Maybe you have read this article thus far hastily and 
overlooked a certain tiling. For fear you did I will repeat /* 
it, because I am desirous that you shall get this point. 
Moses, because ^t the hardness of your hearts. The very 
same thing that caused diA^orce then is causing it today — 
the hai'dness of people's hearts. Is not that so? I Avant 
you to get that. God is not the author of divorce. DiA^orce 
belongs to the cJAdl laAv, not the divine laAv. DiA^orce be- 
longs to the Avorld, not to the church. A thousand divorces 
cannot change the text. Some one says that aAvay back in 
Deuteronomy 24:1 divorce was instituted. So was "an eye 
for an eye" and "a tooth for a tooth." But Jesus said 

JANUARY 11, 1922 



retaliation must cease ; if thy brother .smite thee on one 
cheek, turn to him the other also. But reniembre the old 
law is a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. When we get 
us to Christ, let us obey Ms teachings. 

Is There any Gospel Ground for Divorce? 

I know quite well that fornication is held by many as 
a legal cause for divorce, and permits remarrying. Even the 
Church of the Brethren, I understand, has taken that view 
recently. God knows that this evil practice of divorce and 
remarrying is bad enough without the churches permitting 
it. If a man's wife is a fornicator, the text says he need 
not live with her, or if the situation is reversed, the wife 
need not live with the husband. But Jesus never said, or 
even hinted that fornication was legal cause for divorce. 
We look at divorce as placing man and wife back in their 

natural state before marriage, or as though they never had 
been married. And so the world does. But what about the 
aivine side ? Did you ever hear God 's definition of divorce ? 
What is it? Let some one speak. Silence prevails. I think 
there is none, for God not being the author of divorce has 
nothing to do with it. Now suppose fornication is legal 
ground for divorce (I use the word divorce instead of sepa- 
ration, as it will be clearer, and they stand for the same 
thing), did Jesus ever say we had a right to remarry? Be- 
fore you answer m the affirmative, please reread the text. 
Is your husband, or your wife, still living? Please note the 

Fellow ministers, with all candor, let me ask that we 
shall he careful about whom we are called upon to marry 
or receive into the church. 

New Carlisle, Ohio. 

The Design of Baptism. By j. a. Mcinturff 

(Continued from last week). 

To say that a man is lost if not baptized Avithout condi- 
tions is unfair to the question. To admit that there arc 
other ways to receive FORGIVENESS does not weaken the 
position that baptism is FOR THE REMISSION OP SINS. 

The Brethren people* in the past have held with some 
exception that any change in the mode destroys the PUR- 
POSE — that is, the RESULT. In practice we .stand upon 
the one mode — triune immersian. However, I am told on 
good authority that the Brethren Fraternity some years ago 
did take the position that they received' into membership 
persons baptized by single immersion, and I hear that M-e 
have congregations and pastors who do so now. If this i-< 
true we recognize a change in mode. In THOUGHT we ac- 
cept the fact that persons who are baptized by other modes 
are FORGIVEN and are Christians; but dogmatically we 
unchristainize them by our limited practice. So say some 
folk. We recognize them as Christian and we believe that 
the REALITY "of baptism is theirs, that they are POR- 
<jrIVEN. However, a Brethren must believe that the mode 
is defective. What I want vou to understand is that the 
PURPOSE of baptism is FORGIVENESS of sins no matter 
what the mode. Most churches baptize for the REMISSION 
of sins. 

Some say what is the proof that baptism really forgives 
sins or is the last condition of forgiveness. The conscious- 
ness of the individual that he is free from the GUILT of past 
sins is perhaps the first evidence. But the GREAT proof is 
in the life after baptism. Look at the men who Avere bap- 
tized and who were honored with a place in the records of 
the NcAv Testament. The LIFE they lived is the final proof 
of the forgiveness of their sins. They lived a life FREE 
from PAST sin, they lived a life of RIGHTEOUSNESS 
which is impossible for an unforgiven SINNER to do. liere 
is evidence which if examined will convince the most doubt- 

We will now consider the important fact of the relation 
of the doctrines of BELIEF and BAPTISM. In Acts 2 :38 
we have REPENTANCE and BAPTISM in the same sen- 
tence with the SAME purpose — remission of sins. In the 
the same sentence. When Peter had addt-essed the Gentiles 
who BELIEVED he asked if any man could forbid water 
that these should not be baptized? It would seem that the 
Apostle understood that the TWO could not be SEPA- 
RATED. The presence of the one demanded the other. 

In our Lord's conversation •wdth the teacher in Israel he 
said that "except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 
he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God." Man is born of 
water in baptism and' enters the Kingdom by the remission 
of his sins. So here we have the two in the same sentence 
again. Other references could be given but this is enough 
to establish the fact that in the mind of Christ and the 
Apostles BELIEF or FAITH and BAPTISM were all 
THREE CONDITIONS to the forgiveness of sins. 

Let us take a few New Testament examples. On the 
Day of Pentecost they were instructed to be baptized. Paul 
was baptized to wash away Ms sins. When they believed in 
Samaria they were baptized. Wlien the Gospel came to the 
Gentiles they were baptized. When the Ethiopian believed 
ne was baptized. When Lydia and the Philippian jailor be- 
lieved they were baptized. We could give other cases, but 
these are enough. EVERY PERSON coming into the church 
in the Apostolic days was baptized, and EVERY one FOR 
THE REMISSION OF SINS. If we fail to baptize for the 
remission of sins we had just as well not baptize at all for 
there is no other purpose for baptism. 

Therefore it seems good that we should not only be sure 
that Ave have the original mode, and stick to it, and teach 
our people that the one unquestionable baptism is immer- 
sion by three dippings, but Ave should put equal emphasis on 
the PURPOSE. TMs Ave liave lost to a great extent. Triime 
immersion if not for the remis-sion of sins is a\ orthless. The 
purpose is equally as valuable if not more than the mode. 

The only place that baptism has is for the remission of 
sins, and its virtue lies in its application to a sinner. Bap- 
tize no one but a sinner. Baptize for no other purpose but 
the forgiveness of Ms sins. Preach FAITH in God and his 
Son, BELIEVE the Goospel and BAPTIZE every believing 
simier. To preach belief of Faith and NOT baptism is un- 
scriptural, anti-Gospel, and breaks the influence of the teach- 
ing of Christ and the practice of the Apostles. Preach that 
BAPTISM is a condition to the forgiveness of sins. It Avill 
not be difficult to get people to be baptized Avhen conA^erted 
if they see that it is a condition to the forgiveness of their 
sins. I hear that fcAv of our ministers use the Avords, "for 
the remission of your sins," Avhen baptizing. In fact I have 
not, but it is evident Ave should. 

It is a question in the minds of a fcAv ministers Avhether 
or not Ave should accept into our churches persons baptized 
by other modes. I think that tliis is the result of lack of 
teaching along the right line. But this is not our question, 
but we do say that the supreme purpose of baptism is neg- 
lected. We have in our churches persons Avho haA^e never 
shoAvn evidence of pardon, Avho Live a life that is convincing 
that they are yet sinners. Here is the one great danger re- 
sulting from the teaching of years ago. SINNERS in the 
church Avho Avere baptized by the perfect mode AA-Mch the 
Apostles practiced, yet because Ave did not teach them that 
they Avere SINNERS baptized for the REMISSION of sms 
and that they are FREED from ALL sin through the blood 
atonement of Christ in its application to the soul in the Ncav 
Birth Avhicli is the real iuAvard baptism of the Spirit of 
wMch the outAvard is but the formal expression — I say Ave 
haA'e not saved because Ave failed here. Let us preach and 
teach the WHOLE Gospel of BELIEF and FAITH and 
BAPTISM, ALL for one PURPOSE ONLY and that is the 
"REMISSION OF SINS." Acts 2:38.— From Goshen, Indi- 
ana parish paper. 



JANUARY 11, 1922 


"The Bible and Life." By c. r. Koontz 

TEXT: Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee. — Psalm 119:11. 

(The second of a series of four sermons preached by the 
writer on the general theme of Life. The first was Time and 
Life ; the tliird, Christ and Life, and tlic fourth, The Cliurch 
and Life. 

Tliis is the longest of the Psalms. It also is the best 
example of an alphabetical psalm. Each of the eight verses 
of each stanza commences wdtla the .same Hebrew letter. 

The text of the evening, "Thy word have I hid in my 
heart, that I might not sin against thee," is one of the key- 
notes of this psalm, the theme of which is the great help and 
guidance and comfort to be derived from studying contin- 
ually the Law of the Lord. 

The reason why I have chosen this Psalm as the basis 
of my message tonight is because it contains the very mes- 
sage I ■wish to bring concerning the relation of the Bible 
to Life. 

Last Sunday evening it was pointed out that Life in its 
real sense is the fullness of possession and enjoyment which 
alone realizes the great order for which existence has been 
given to man. And, furthermore, that TIML' has been al- 
lotted to man here upon the earth for the attainment of this 
ideal. Hence the suggestive prayer of the psalmist: "So 
teach us to number our days"; and the profitable exliorta- 
tion of Paul to the Colossians: "Redeeming the time." 

Tonight may we study together the Bible: (1) "NAHiat it 
is; (2) Its purpose; (3) Its influence upon Life. 

1. What is the Bible? 

The Bible is the oldest surviving monument of the 
springtime of human intellect, divinely instituted. It re- 
veals to us the character and intellect of our great Creator 
anl Final Judge. It unlocks the profoundest mystei'ies of 
creation, and in opening before us the way of salvation 
through a Redeemer, shows us the final destiny of our race 
God's Word is, in fact, much like God's world, rich, varied 
and beautiful. Its merits are inexhaustible. "When I con- 
sider the heavens, the M'ork of thy fingers, the moon and the 
stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art 
mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest 
him? etc." This entire psalm (eighth) deals with the 
glory of God and the dignity of man. It is an exalted con- 
ception of God's creative power and his admiration for man. 

Go and stand with open Bible upon the Areophagus of 
.\thens, where Paul stood so long ago ! In thoughtful si- 
lence look around upon the site of all that ancient great- 
nes; look upward to those still glorious skies of Greece, 
and what conception of wisdom and power will all these 
memorable scenes of nature and art convey to your mind, 
now more than they did to an ancient worshiper of Jupiter 
or Apollo? They will tell of him "who made the worlds, 
by whom, and througli whom, and for whom, are all 
things." To you, if you have any aesthetic sense, that land- 
scajje of exceeding beauty, po rich in the monmnents of de- 
parted genius, with its distant classic mountain, its deep blue 
sea, and its bending sky, Avill be telling a tale of glory the 
Greeks never learned; for it will speak not of 30.000 petty 
contending deities, but of one livmg and everlasting God'. 

Go, stand upon the heights of Niagara and listen in 
awestruck silence to tlie boldest, most earnest and most elo- 
quent of all nature's orators! And what is Niagara, vdth 
its plunging water and its mighty roar, but the oracle of 
God, the whisper of his voice who is revealed in the Bible 
as "sitting above the water-floods forever." 

Who can stand amid scenes like these, with the Bible 
in hand, and not feel that if there is a moral sublimity to 
be found on earth, it is in the Book of God, it is in the 

thought of God? For what are all these visible, outward 
forms of grandeur but the expression and the utterance of 
that conception of Deity which the Bible has created in our 
minds, and which has now become the leading and largest 
thought of all civilized nations? 

The Bible is God's revelation to man. It is the imparta- 
tion of truth from one to another. In both the Old and the 
New Testaments is to be found God disclosing his relation 
to man and the world; and man's relation to God and his 
fellowman. Piece by piece, here a little and there a little, ' 
all along the way God hath revealed himself as man was 
able to comprehend, until, as the Hebrew ^^Titer puts it, 
"God . . . hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in 
his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, etc." 

2. What is its purpose? 

Its purpose is purely religious. It was written by in- 
spired men to meet the needs of a dying humanity. "Thy 
word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against 
thee." The Psalmist here recognizes it is the word of God. 
He has liid it away in his heart that he might not sin 
against God. He recognizes his liability to sin and the cor- 
rective in God's Word. 

Sin causes an estrangement between God and man; 
causes man to fall. The Bible was to break doAvn this bar- 
rier and point the sinner up to paradise. This is the rea- 
son why the Psalmist says he hid the Word in his heart, for 
"it points the way, arid it leads the way." 

It may be too much to say that it contains nothing but - 
religious truth. And yet while it was not written for the 
purpose of unfolding the mysteries of geology, astronomy or 
chemistry, Christian scientists, not Eddyites, tell us that 
when science deals with facts there is no serious conflict be- 
tween science and the Bible. It is the record of a progres- 
sive revelation and as such should be studied, making due 
allowance for imperfections, difficulties, and so called incon- 
sistencies which are to be charged to man rather than God. 

When we read the Bible as a whole and find sin re- 
buked, an approach to God for forgivenes encouraged ; con- 
sciousness of the need of Divine fellowship satisfied, the 
longing for eternal life fed by the certainty that Christ 
brought life and immortality to light, it matters little Avheth- 
er the blind man was healed at the entrance or exit of Jer- 
icho. The great fact remains that he was healed, and that 
Jesus did it. 

3. "V^Tiat has been its influence? 

Not only did the Psalmist hide the Word of God in his 
heart, that he might not sin against God, but so did many 
others in his day and since, even until now, despite the 
statements to the contrary. It has been said that all the 
Bibles could be destroyed and after their complete destruc- 
tion, it would not take long to resurrect from the minds and 
hearts of men the Word of God in its entirety. This may be 
a little strong, but I doubt not the truth of it. 

To multitudes of our race, this book is not only the 
foundation of their faith, but their daily practical guide. 
Not only is it read in the Christian pulpit, but in every hab- 
tation from the palace to the cottage. It is the golden chain 
which binds hearts together at the marriage altar. It con- 
tains the sacred formula for the baptismal rite, as well as 
the other ordinances of the church. It blends itself -with 
our daily conversation and has colored the best of our read- 
ing. The sad feature is that so many of us so little recog- 
nize it. 

It is our lamp through the dark valley and the radiator 

JANUARY 11, 1922 



of our best light for the solemn and unseen future. Stand 
before it as you would a mirror and you will see there not 
only your good traits, but also the errors, follies, and sins. 
You desire to make improvement ; doubtless some of you 
have already made resolutions to "do better." May I ex- 
hort you to go to the Bible ! Accept it as your rule of faitii 

and practice, not only on Sunday but all the week. It 
teaches the best way to live; the noblest way to suffer; 
and the most comfortable way to die. Therefore, in conclu- 
sion, may I say, "Hide the Word of God in your hearts, that 
you sin not against God or man." 
Linwood, Maryland. 


ftow Christ Ennobles Aspirations 

By W. W. Wertman 


Blessed is the man that walketh not in the, counsel of the 
ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in 
the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the 
Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And 
he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that 
bringeth forth his fruit in his season ; his leaf also shall not 
wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungod- 
ly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind driveth 
away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judg- 
ment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For 
the Lord knoweth the ^vay of the righteous : but the way of 
the ungodly shall perish (Psalms 1). The heavens declare 
the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. 
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth 
knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their 
voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the 
earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them 
hath he set a tabernacle for the sun; which is as a bride- 
groom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong 
man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the 
heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it; and there is 
nothing hid from the heart thereof. The law of the Lord is 
perfect, converting the soul; the testimony if the Lord is 
sure, making wise the simple ; the statutes of the Lord arc 
right, rejoicing the heart ; the commandment of the Lord is 
pure, enlightening the ej'cs; The fear of the Lord is clean, 
enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and 
righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, 
yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and the 
honey-comb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned : and 
in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can under- 
stand his errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep 
back thy servant also from presumptuous sins ; let them not 
have dominion over me : then shall I be upright, and I shall 
be innocent from the great transgression. Let the Avord of 
my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be accei^table in 
thy sight, Lord, my strength and my Redeemer (Psalms 


In Psalms 19 :14 we have just read these words of David, 
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my 
heart, be acceptable in thy sight, Lord, my strength, and 
my redeemer." The aspirations of David to live a life that 

^ would be beyond reproach, and to live near to God, and the 
beautiful manner in which he comes to God in the Psalms 

1 is the thought of this meditation. We as God's children have 
been inspired to higher things, by some event that has taken 
place in our lives, and which the Holy Spirit has caused to 
have significance for us. As true children we are daily find- 
ing that the fellowship we have in Christ Jesus is eimcbling 
our aspirations and increasing owv desire to live as he lived. 
Such aspirations and efforts follow naturally in the wake of 
the new birth through the precious blood of Jesus. "Let 
the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be 
acceptable in thy sight." David aspired to and prayed for 

that life that ^A'ould ever be under the control of the divine 
will, so much so that Ms words, and even Ms very thoughts 
would be acceptable to God. If we would only take these 
words to heart, cherish them more and seek to live with that 
same aspiration, how much better Christians we would be. 
The words of our mouths are the expressions of our thoughts 
and our thoughts indicate what we are at heart. If we are 
following the teachings of our Master and seeking to become 
like him who is the one perfect Ufe, then the pinnacle of our 
thoughts and the expression of them will be about the higher 
things of life. We are many times prone to wander from 
Jesus and his loving words of advice. Often there are little 
things that occur in our Christian experience that tend to 
weaken us morally and spiritually. Yet the ennobling pres- 
ence of Christ uplifts and strengthens us. We can never be 
satisfied with the sinful and the unworthy when Christ is in 
our lives. 

The strength of a nation is easily seen and judged by 
individual Christian standards. Our nation can] well be con- 
sidered fortunate that, as a rule and not as the exception, 
we have Christian men as our leaders and rulers, because 
they who direct the affairs of a nation should have their as- 
pirations sanctified by Christian ideals, and should depend 
not on their own strength but on the strength of Christ, Only 
so is the nation safe. 

We are ennobled and caused to aspire after higher 
things by the life of Christ wMch is portrayed m the Bible 
in all its beaiity of love, humility and service. As we look 
upon it we are stirred with a desire to follow it. Any one 
who has any ambition and desire for the Lord's -work will 
surely be led into some defiMte service and will realize that 
his life was meant to count for something when he observes 
that noble example of our Lord. For at all times and 
every^vhere he was going about doing good. Though full of 
service his life was humble and loving. And his humility 
convicts us of our pride and causes us to covet that humil- 
ity that will enable God to exalt us in Christlike greatness 
and love. 

Christ ennobles our aspirations by the services of his 
house, and especially the communion service. We have just 
held our communion, and the testimonies of the older broth- 
ers and sisters in Christ, who have lived and observed these 
services for years and they all witnessed to the greatest 
blessings received m this manner. It was one of the most 
inspiring and ennobling services that it has ever been the 
writer's privilege to experience. We can testify to the glory 
of God mamfested in this meeting. At such times as these 
our aspirations mount to heights at other times unknown. If 
\vc want to set our ambitions Mgh we should never miss one 
of these seiwices, where Christ's presence seems to be so very 

Christ causes us to aspire to be stable and strong, _even 
though we are weak. David was human and failed at times, 
but his aspirations to live as God would have liim live al- 
ways brought him in all humbleness to a realization of his 
failures and his inability and to trust in divine strength. 
Paul was aspiring and urged "that we henceforth be no 
more cMldren, tossed to and fro, and carried about by every 
wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and the cunning 
craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive: but speak-. 

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JANUARY 11, 1922 

ing the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, 
which is the head, even Christ." Let us, as Brethren, pray 
for more strength, that we may be more stable and be not 
carried about by every wind of doctrine, or worldly tempta- 
tion, but that we stand firmly on the rock Christ Jesus. 
Dear heavenly Father, we thank thee that we have the 
life of Christ, thy blessed Son, as our example, and that thou 
hast caused us to aspire after the ideal he has left. May the 

ennobling influence of these aspirations be fully realized in 
us. Help us to so live and work under the inspiration of 
that great example that Ave may not need to be ashamed of 
our works, but may be able to say with Paul, "I have fought 
the good fight, I have kept the faith." Dear Father, help 
us to realize that we are children and that we should ever 
live as such. May that hope and aspiration keep us. In 
Christ's name Ave pray. Amen. 
Altoona, Pennsylvania. 




Ashland, Ohio 

White Gift Offerings 


1 to 15 inclusive (first report) total, $ 387.81 

16. OarAvin, loAva, 22.41 

17. Sterling, Ohio, '^•92 

18. Ardmore, Indiana, 10.45 

19. Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Good, Sturgis, Mich., . . 2.00 

20. Mrs. Wilbert LaAv, Savanna, 111., 2.00 

21. Eittman, Ohio, 5.90 

22. WarsaAv, Indiana, 14.00 

23. Hamlin, Kansas, 83.07 

24. Conemaugh, Penna., 152.93 

25. Pittsburgh, Penna., 96.03 

26. Fostoria, Ohio, 6.28 

27. Bethlehem, Virginia 34.40 

28. Flora, Indiana, 64.74 

29. Meyersdale, Penna., 84.25 

30. J. S. C. Spickerman, Marysville, Misouri, . . . 6.00 

31. E. E. Boon, Durham, California, 5.00 

32. NeAv Enterprise, Penna., 12.00 

33. YelloAv Creek, Penna., 6.45 

34. FairvicAv church (Washington C. H.) Ohio, . . 13.30 

35. Church and Sunday school, Oakville, Ind., . . . 28.90 

36. Third Church, PhiladelpMa, Penna., 20.00 

37. Limestone, Tennessee, 19.00 

38. Bryan, Ohio, 40.00 

Grand total January 7, 1922, $1,074.84 

lEA D. SLOTTER, Treasurer. 
44 W. Third St., Ashland, Ohio. 

Teacher Training Workers in India 

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Annett, representatives of the 
World's Sunday School Association, are Avell knovra 
throughout India as teacher-training experts Avho are con- 
stantly traveling from place to place that they may gather 
native Avorkers and missionaries and give instructions con- 
cerning Sunday school Avork and methods. Calicut Avas Ads- 
ited recently and' a series of meetings Avere held there. Cal- 
icut is on the Avest coast of India and up to 1915 Avas the 
center of the Basel Mission field but it is noAv the headquar- 
tei's of the ncAv Malabar Mission. Seventeen addresses Avere 
given and all had to be translated into the local dialect — 
Malayalam. At the request of the Mission a complete scheme 
for all the religious educational Avork Avas prepared by Mr. 
Annett. This included recommended courses of lessons for 
the Sunday schools and day schools as Avell as Daily Bible 
readings for the homes. 

At Ootacamund a builduig was leased for a month that 
a Avell prepared program might be given to the leaders Avho 
attended. Some of the preacher-students came from Ceylon, 
Burma and Assam. There Avere six lecture periods a day in- 
cluding a devotional meeting Avith a Bible talk, and a prac- 
tise hour AAdren Mrs. Amiett presided over model and criti- 
cism classes. When a survey Avas made concerning the num- 
ber of schools under the care of the members of that train- 
ing class it Avas found the total Avas 74 Sunday schools with 
4,410 scholars, and 33 day schools Avith a membership of 
1,725. From Ootacamund Mr. and Mrs. Annett journeyed 
72 hours to Calcutta Avhere the next training school Avas con- 

J. A. Garber 


Our Young People at Work 

Melvin Stuckey 


Improve Your Local Union 

By M. A, Stuckey, General Secretary 

This Aveek it is the plan of the Endeavorers to lay spe- 
cial emphasis on the usual routine Avork of the local C. E. 
L'nion. Material on this phase of the Avork is rather scarce, 
it seems, and the problem of solving the details of the local 
union is no small jol:). Inasmuch as this is the case, Ave take 
the liberty to publish some of Dr. Clark's sentiments on the 
aforementioned subject: 

"Enlarging the local union Avill often improve it. The 
neAv elements Avill bring new life, courage and vigor. Here 
also are additional suggestions for improveemnt. 

(a) Secure good officers. You may have them al-. 
ready; then support them faitlifuUy. They may possibly be 

inefficient. Then change them at the first possible oppor- 

(b) If in a large community, haA^e from two to four 
good public meetings in the course of the year. It is not 
necessary to have "star" speakers from abroad, but it is 
necessary to have an interesting and stimulatiag program 
for every meetiug. 

(c) Use the program suggested in Union Work, alter- 
ing them as may be necessary for local needs. 

(d) Be sure to have a Union Congress or a Central 
Committee, composed of the executive committee, the presi- 

JANUARY 11, 1922 


PAGE 11 

dents, and the other representatives of the other societies, 
who shall hold monthly meetings for the discussion of prac- 
tical matters relating to the growth and efficiency of the 

(e) Hold occasional committee meetings, when the 
lookout committees, prayer meeting committees, social com- 
mittees, etc., of the various societies can get together, com- 
pare notes and help one another to better work. 

(f) Have a brief roll call at each public meeting, or at 
least twice a year, awarding a banner or some recognition 
to the society showing the best percentage of attendance. 

(g) Have a lookout committee to provide for tlie en- 
largement of the union along the lines indicated. 

(h) Have a press committee to keep the local press in- 
foi'med of the doings of the union of local societies, and the 
world-ivide Christian Endeavoi- Movement. 

(i) Occasionally bring up such matters as the Quiet 
Plour, the Tenth Legion, etc., by which the work of the so- 
cieties is improved and their spiritual zeal kindled. 

(j) Be alert for opportunities to assist in law enforce- 
ment and other good citizenship movements, in city improve- 
ment efforts, in evangelistic work, etc., always, of course, 
with the approval of the churches and pastors. 

(k) In all plans and efforts always see that the -ivishes 
of the churches to which the societies belong are observed. 
Do not be led away by faddists to take up, for instance, 
schemes of Bible study, missions, or evangelism of which the 
pastors and churches do not thoroughly approve. To insure 
this, a pastors' advisory board composed of pastors of dif- 
ferent denominations is desirable to every local union, and 
to this board doubtful matters can be referred." 

Ashland, Ohio. 

Beginning the Year with Christ 

By Landis R. Bradfield 

"But tills one thing I do, forgetting those things which 
are behind, and reaching forth to those thmgs which are 
before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high 
calling of God in Christ Jesus" (PhiL 3:13-14). 

These words of Paul have a new meaning for all of us 
at this season of the year, and especially for these young 
people who are not Christians. These words are addres.sed 
primarily to such. We are desirous for you that you look on 
the advent of tliis new year with anticipations of rich bless- 
ings in store for you. 

The New Year season is a period of new things. We 
have left the cares and disappointments of the old year be- 
hind' us in many instances, and are now faced with the 
duties of the new. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself 
such questions as these? "Has my life counted for the most 
during the past year? Could I have been a greater blessing 
to others had I iDeen a Christian ?" No^v when we attempt 
to answer these questions we must necessarily do a little 
introspecting of our lives. We will think of the things that 
we did during the past year that were done to satisfy sel- 
fish desires. We will see that in many instances we did not 
act ia a way that M-ould bring joy and happiness to some 
one else, but only to realize our own aims and ambitions. 
As we thus ponder v/e are confronted with the fact that the 
need' for young life in Christian service is greater today than 
ever before. We pass this fact up too qui-ckly without proper 
consideration. We feel that the call is for some one else and 
not for us. But is it? Are you sure that you are not being 
called to give your life to Christ? A little more time spent 
in thought about this matter would clarify the situation and 
.show us somewhat of the opportunities open to us in Chris- 
tian activities. 

Our Christian P]ndeavor organizations are needing as- 
sistance, and as these ^rords go forward to you we are 
pleading that you may join our ranks and help to champion 
the cause of Christ. The need is imperativi^. The call is 
urgent. Forget the old life with its sin and blight. Press 
forward to those things ahead wliieh are ennobling, thereby 
constructing that edifice of Christian character, built in the 
^likeness of Christ, which will endure all time. We entreat 
t you to enter our Endfeavor societies and train for leadership. 
If there is not a Society in your community organize one 
and help train others that they may serve. Let us make this 
year a great and successful year for Christ. 

"0 brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother; 

Where pity dwells the peace of God is there ; 
To worship rightly is to love each other, 

Each smile a hymn, each kindly deed a prayer, ' ' 
Ashland, Ohio. 

A Service Set-up 

By Charles W. Abbott, 

Superintendent of Service Department 

'Continued from last week) 


Charles W. Abbott, Superintendent Service Department 

The committee has also been very lenient in asking for 
only forty-two meetings. Considering the great importance 
of the prayer meetings, I think that it should never be left 
out of the day's service without a very good and sufficient 
reason. To miss these ten meetings is to lose practically 20 
percent of our opportunities for expression and training and 
that appears to be too high. I know that it is difficult in 
many cases to have meetings the full year round but the 
cases should be rare indeed where this should be true. 

Successful and fruitful meetings can only be had by 
much planning in advance, watching that they do not get 
into a rut, which has a tendency to cause a loss of interest. 

For a change trj^ something like this ! Appoint leaders 
for two months, then make these leaders into a committee of 
four each, with the prayer meeting committee chairman as 
chairman of the double committee and arrange for a contest 
for two months, each committee to try to see which can 
lia^'e the most original and attractive meeting throughout 
their month. This will cause some good natured rivalry, 
also, "will give an impetus to your meetings. 

Nothing holds a society in a better shape than regular 
committee meetings. The "Book" says, (and Mdien I say 
"the book" I mean the Bicentenary handbook) bi-monthly, 
but I think that monthly is better. Organize your commit- 
tee, that is have a secretary who will make a record and 
make out a report for the chairman to give to the cabinet 
or business meeting. This also gives the committee a rec- 
ord by wliieh it can compare one month by another or may be 
handed dovm to a succeeding chairman, who will have a 
line of work outlined to follow or to improve upon. Busi- 
ness meetings .should be held as often as once a month or 
when it is expedient. Make these meetings short, terse 
meetings, inject a little fun now and then, if not much busi- 
ness, get the pastor or someone who is posted to give a drill 
in parliamentary laws, followed by an informal old-fash- 
ioned sing. Written reports of committees should be in- 
sisted upon for the business meetings. 

Regular well planned live socials will help the society 
so much, that a lot of trouble to arrange for them always 
pays. A special effort to interest and bring out the natur- 
allj' timid and those kno^ni as "wall -flowers" should be 
made. Just before closing gather around the piano, sing a 
few familiar songs and have someone offer a short prayer 
so as to (as a County Social Superintendent used to say in 
talking on this subject) leave a good taste in your mouth. 

Dayton, Ohio. 

(To be continued) 

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JANUARY 11, 1922 



The church at Philadelphia always reads 
with interest the news letters from the other 
congregations, though we have been rather 
negligent in rendering reports from our own 
work. For this we can only plead the usual 
excuse — pressure of many duties. However, 
certain events have transpired at the church 
in Philadelphia which will no doubt be of in- 
terest to the readers of The Evangelist. 

This fall marked the beginning of the 
fourth year of my pastorate here. These 
years, I can truly say, have been the most 
pleasant and profitable of my life. There 
have been difficulties, of course, but they are 
not worthy of mention. Our fellowship with 
the believers of this congregation has been 
unbroken, unmarred and full of joy in the 
Lord .Jesus Christ. 

About three weeks ago it seemed that the 
time had come when my pastorate in Phila- 
delphia would have to be brought to a close. 
Poor health for the past few yeara, the con- 
stand round of many duties, aud a severe cold 
this winter combined to produce a physical 
condition which, according to competent 
medical advice, could only be remedied by 
complete rest for several months and regular- 
ity of life. r.aced with this situation I of- 
fered my resignation to the church, expecting 
to take up my residence in California until 
I could recuperate. The church unanimously 
declined to accept the resignation and pro- 
posed that I continue my relation as pastor, 
but take a few months' vacation with salary 
in order that I might be able to lay aside all 
work and devote my whole time and energy 
to the building up of the ' ' earthly house. ' ' 

Because of this kind and most generous 
offer, I am writing this letter on my way to 
the west with Mrs. McClain, where I shall 
"study to be quiet" for a season. The Lord 
willing, I shall return to Philadelphia not 
later than next September to renew my work 
at the church and school of the Bible. 

At first thought, it would seem a hazardous 
thing for a pastor to leave his church for such 
■an extended vacation. I have cause to be 
thankful that, under the circumstances, I can 
leave my church without undue anxiety upon 
this point. The work is God's. It is built 
upon his Only begotten Son and his unfail- 
ing Word. Therefore, it is not dependent 
upon the presence of any one man. How 
thiankful we are for the members of this 
flock who have, more than once under many 
difficult circumstances, shown their faithful- 
ness to the Lord Jesus and the church for 
which he died. I am teaving, therefore, with 
strong assurance that the work will go for- 
ward in my absence. In spite of this assur- 
ance, it is a disappointment to me that I 
must drop out of the work for a time. But 
I have learned that oftentimes our disap- 
pointments are the Lord's appointments. 

As I leave, I am glad to report that the 
work of the church, Sunday school, and other 
allied organizations is making very com- 
mendable progi'esa. Those members who have 

been associated with the church from its be- 
ginning are one in saying that it has never 
been in better condition than aow. The bless- 
ing of God has been resting upon nearly 
every phase of the church's work. 

The Sunday school has beea growing in 
membership, attendance and the knowledge of 
God's Word. I know of no church that has 
a more competent and faithful corps of work- 
ers than our school. 

Attendance upon the preaching sen-ices has 
been constant and increasing. Numbers of 
strangers are dropping in occasionally and as 
a consequence the church is becoming better 
known in the city. The Lord has been giv- 
ing us confessions at the services and follow- 
ing n;y farewell sermon a number were bap- 
tized aud received into the church. 

The Christian Endeavor Societies, the or- 
ganized Bible Classes, the Sisterhoods, the 
Woman's Missionary Society, — are all alive 
aud doing fine work in co-operation with the 

The mid-week prayer meeting is well at- 
tended. The room in which we are accus- 
tomed to hold this service and which is dear 
to all those who have been there, is gener- 
ally welll filled and sometimes crowded. 

Perhaps the most encouraging feature of 
our work is the remarkable missionary inter- 
est in all departments of the church. Prayer 
and the study of the Bible is, we believe, the 
secret of this interest. We have found that 
when we pray and make known the truth of 
God, frantic appeals for missionary funds 
are unnecessary. Our church prayed for a 
generous Easter offering and the Lord gave 
us over a thousand dollars. Again we prayed 
that God might supply an adequate outfit for 
Brother Jobson, and $900 came in. I have a 
conviction that if the whole church began to 
pray unselfishly for those who are without 
Christ, our annual offering would be nearer 
$1.50,000 than $25,000. 

Nor does such g-iving have a tendency to 
injure local and home interests. The pastor 
need never worry about his salary if his 
church is giving generously to the cause of 

Another very encouraging feature of our 
work is the consecration of life for service at 
home and abroad. In our church Annual, 
which is now on the press, the Missionary 
Hono.' Roll contains six names. Three of 
these are now on the foreign field, and the 
other three expect to sail in 1922. Others 
have offered themselves and are taking pre- 
paration for definite Christian work. Besides 
these, two young men of the church are en- 
gaged in completing seminiar^.' courses, and 
t^'o others are in high school planning their 
work with the intention of taking Bible 
school and seminary courses. 

The great difficulty of enlisting young peo- 
ple for definite Christian work, said to exist 
in Christendom, Is not being experienced in 
the Philadelphia church. Nor, as far as my 
knowledge extends, is it felt in any of those 
churches which hold and preach a "mes- 

sage" tbat has to do with that Christ who 
is God over all, who died in the stead of sin- 
ners, and who is alive forevermore. Por such 
la. message men will sacrifice all, and ' ' count 
not their lives dear unto themselves." Other 
messages and other Gospels may be impor- 
tant; they may please the fancies of those 
with aesthetic and socialistic tastes; but 
they fail to give the church preachers whose 
hearts burn for the salvation of lost men, 
and who are borne along wdth the profound 
conviction that "Woe is unto me if I preach 
not the Gospel." And the world is doomed 
without such preachers. May God in his 
grace give us more of them. The church of 
Christ is weary of ministers who seem to have 
only an academic interest in preaching the 
unsearchable riches of Christ, and who would 
just as soon do something else. But this let- 
ter was not intended to be a sermon. I hope 
in the near future, if the Lord wills, to sub- 
mit a contribution setting forth my x'iews on 
why more young men are not entering the 

We ask that special prayer might be made 
on behalf of the work in Philadelphia dur- 
ing our enforced absence. 

I expect, within a short time, to be abl6 
to make known my address in California. 
For the present letters will reach me if sent 
to our Philadelphia address, which is 2255 
North Tenth Street. ALVA J. McCLAIN. 


I am sure that you will all want to know 
the results of our evangelistic meetting, so I 
will try in my weak way to tell in a mea- 
sure some of our experiences, and the final re- 

This meeting was somewhat like the wea- 
ther; some days were sunshine, and some 
were shaded with the cloud of sorrow, some 
days we could laugh, and some we shared in 
tears. While we were praying, and Brother 
Grisso was calling some lost soul to God, God 
was calling some of his home to him. This 
was then a meeting of mixed experiences. 

One of the many good things, is that this 
church is in a well churched community. You 
will find but few communities like this one. 
The young people are generally the life of an 
evangelistio meeting, but few young people 
are here. What ai"e here already are in the 
church. So from this class there were none 
to draw from, and the men of the community 
who have never accepted Christ are hard to 
reach. These conditions made it difficult to 
secure a large number of converts. But just ^ 
because we did not have a large number ' 
added to the church is not saying that we 
did not have a good meeting, and this does 
not signify that a church doesn't need a re- 
vival. Brother Grisso is sure a man of God, 
and preaches the Goospel with power. Any 
one that can sit under his gospel gun and 
not become a Christian is as bad off as was 
Felix or Agrippa before Paul. This was the 
best meeting I have been in for a long time 

JANUARY 11, 1922 


PAGE 13 

— best in many respects, in the regularity of 
attendance, and in the splendid respect man- 
ifested for the house of God. It was a real 
gospel feast. The church has been strength- 
ened spiritually and six added to our num- 
ber. Three of these are heads of families. 
AVe closed the meeting Wednesday night, De- 
cember 14, and Thursday afterno.on we went 
to the water and baptized these sLx„ and in 
the evening we had the sacred ordinances of 
I the Lord's supper with sixty-nine at the 
Lord's table. Sunday school December 4th, 
was well attended with 87 present. Decem- 
ber 11th we were crowded to the limit with 
133. Teachers were crowded into the aisles 
to teach. What do you think of a Sunday 
school with over 100 doJlars in the treasury, 
. from offerings taken the first Sunday of each 
month, Mission Sunday. This is separate 
from the regular treasury, which also has over 
$100 in it. We have no larger school than 
many others, but we have a lot of liberal 
givers. The day was when a penny was all 
they were asked for, but that time is past. 
I am sure if there are any poor in our 
.school that can give only a penny, there are 
many more who eaa give a quarter. Lf we 
would lay by in store for the Lord, when the 
day comes to give we would have the money 
needed. It is right and good policy. This is 
the system here at Campbell, the church is 
in fine fellowship and so. much so that Broth- 
er Grisso began to call to the lost on the 
third night of his meeting. Generally it 
takes two weeks to wake up the church, but 
the church was pretty well waked up, so muclr 
so that it looked on the first night like tha 
meeting had run for a week. 

In behalf of Brother Grisso. I want to drop 
a word here that ought to be an example for 
others to follow. He left this field with the 
church wanting him to stay, and he was re- 
ceived with that same love, when he came to 
us this time, because he lived what he 
preached when he served this people as pas- 
tor. If it had not been for him I do not 
know that I would ever have taken up the 
work again. I had partly decided never to 
try to preach again, but Grisso wrote me sev- 
eral times, then called me to his home, where 
he asked me to take up the work at Dutch- 
town. I listened to him, and thought I might 
be doing wrong if I did not make an at- 
tempt. Wishing that ,a trial sermon might 
satisfy them, I went to Dutchtown, and they 
thought the3- could stand my poor efforts for 
a while and kept me on the job. I held my 
own meeting, and one accepted Christ. Dur- 
ing that pastorate I baptized four. The next 
meeting I held was at Pleasant Grove, Iowa. 
At this meeting seven accepted Christ and 
were baptized and one reclaimed. One year 
later I held the second meeting at the same 
.church; this time 31 accepted Christ and 12 
were baptized and 12 reclaimed. Now I have 
had the pleasure of listening to Grisso as he 
so forcibly brought the gospel to us. May 
God bless him long in the service, and may 
many souls be his harvest. 

Let me here tell you of one sorrow we 
shared. Brother Grisso was called to anoint 
two while here our dear Brother Geist. 
(Watch and pray, for in a time when you 
think not, he wiU call for thee, and in the 

midst of our preparations we are cut off). 
Brother Geist on Wednesday night, December 
7 was taken suddenly sick. Thursday early 
in the morning he was taken to the hospital, 
where an operation was not successful, and 
Saturday night thirty minutes before church 
time he called for Brother Grisso to anoinf 
him. This we knew nohing of until we got 
to church. Sunday morning Brother Geist 
went home to rest. His good wife is in poor 
health, and only through the promise of God 
that he wo.uld help bear our burdens was 
she able to stand the shock. This was the 
largest funeral I ever saw in a home. There 
wei-e six large rooms packed as close as peo- 
ple could stand, with 50 outside of the house. 
He lived the life that every man ought to 
Uve. His friends were not anxious for his 
spiritual welfare. He was loved in his neigh- 
borhood. Men stood out in the cold, chilly 
wind, and waited till the sermon was over 
to see for the last time the earthly remains 
of a man who had been true to his wife and 
true to his neighbors and friends. Does it 
pay to live a Christian life? Surely here 
was an example. Brother Grisso baptized 
this man and his wife some years ago. He 
said when they came that they walked down 
the aisle together. Thus they started in this 
Christian life together and shared each 
others joys and sorrows. But now she will 
continue to say: 

"Sleep on, beloved, sleep and take thy rest; 
Lay down thy head upon his slumbering 

We love thee still, but Jesus loved thee best. 
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye." 



Since we wrote you the last time several 
things have been doing. First our Bally Day 
in the Sunday school was held October 23, 
when we again broke all records for attend- 
.ance for this church, 231 being present. 
Then came next the Thanksgiving offering 
for Home Missions and again we broke all 
records for this offering, in spite of the fi- 
nancial depression which has hit this commu- 
nity hard, because it is almost entirely a 
rural section. But praise the Lord, we still 
want to have our part in the Lord's work if 
it does mean some sacrificing, we will get 
the reward in the heavenly Kingdom. Our 
people are happy over the results. 

Next came our fall revival, when we had 
engaged Brother I. D. Bowman as our evan- 
gelist, and for 20 days we hammered away. 
This is a well worked field and two of the 
other churches had held a continuous five 
weeks ' meeting, but in spite of this we had 
good crowds from the first. Although the 
immediate results were not what we had 
hoped for, but eleven splendid people came 
out, and were baptized and received into the 
church. Brother Bowman had some trouble 
getting here, having tried to drive his auto 
from Limestone, Tennessee. He got hung up 
in bad roads and finally had to leave the 
machine and come on through on the train, 
getting here three nights late.. 

But when he came he leaped right into the 
fight and it was a real fight, too. Satan 

tried every way he could to defeat the plana. 
Brother Bowman brought the Gospel in the 
good old-fashioned way that brought convic- 
tion. But again Satan held back the action 
necessary to be saved and many that were 
convicted of their sins said No, to Jesus 
(not to us). But when I think how we are 
living in the .days of the Apostacy I am not 
much surprised. Through it all Brother Bow- 
man did us good work and the effect will be 
felt for many months. May God's choicest 
blessings be with you all. Brethren, pray 
for us. S. LOWMAN. 

Up to and Including December 31, 1921 

Churches from which Stewardship Day of- 
ferings have been received since last report 
are as follows: 

Previously reported, $481.69 

New Paris, Ind., Sunday school, 5.30 

Pleasant Grove, Iowa, 1.26 

Mountain View, Va., , 3.45 

Terra Alta, W. Va., 10.90 

Salem, Ohio, 9.76 

Sunnyside, Wash., 18.01 

Dayton, Ohio, (Additional), 10.00 

Postoria, Ohio, 1.60 

Martinsburg, P;a., 8.00 

Canton, Ohio, 12.70 

Johnstown, Pa., Third (Additional), 3.35 

Muncie, Ind., 7.0O 

Roanoke, Va., 16.20 

Goshen, Ind., 25.67 

Bryan, Ohio, 20.00 

Louisville, Ohio, '. 13.05 

Hudson, Iowa, '. . . . . 8.62 

Washington, D. C, 13.00 

Turlock, California, 5.24 

Masontown, Pa., 17.00 

Allentown, Pa., 8.35 

Waterloo, Iowa, 25.00 

Flora, Indiana, 7.47 

Total church offerings, $733.12 

Personal gifts not reported in any church 

Anna McArthur, Philadelphia, Pa.,.. $ 10.00 

Ada Ebbinghaus, Elkhart, Ind., 10.00 

Dyoll Belote, Uniontown, Pa., 5.00 

Ruby Wright, Pittsburgh, Pa., 10.00 

Ethel Shaw, Pittsburgh, Pa., 10.00 

Edith L. Andrew, Clay City, Ind., . . 5.00 

Inez Lehman, Goshen, Ind., 5.00 

Hazel Sehrock, Goshen, Ind., 10.00 

S. P. Hoover, Waterloo, Iowa, 5.00 

Mae Smith Nish, Chicago, 111., 1.00 

George Marks, Dayton ,Ohio, 5.00 

H. V. Wall, Long Beach, Calif., 5.00 

Martin Shively, Ashland, Ohio, 2.50 

Mrs. Good, Harrisonburg, Va., 1.00 

Walter V. Pearson, Flora, Ind., 10.00 

Flossa Berlin, Goshen, Ind., 10.00 

Lizzie Mills, Casner, 111., 5.00 

Frieda E. Price, Nappanee, Ind., .... 10.00 

R. R. Boon, Durham, Calif., 1.00 

Horace Kolb, Philadelphia, Pa., 25.00 

Total personal pledges, $145.50 

Grand total, $878.62 

IVnLES J. SNYDER, Treasurer, 

Milledgeville, Illinois. 


This little note will serve to let you know 
we are still on the map, not like the cyclone, 
but surely moving on. Our meeting that was 
conducted by Elder A. B. Cover, conference 
evangelist, was a real success. Brother 
Cover labored with us for three weeks. The 
church was much edified .and thirteen were 
received into the church. I would like to 
say to those desiring an evangelist thajt is. 
Brethren from the heart and able to give a 

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JANUARY 11, 1922 

reason for what lie believeSj that you would 
make no mistake in securing Jirotner Cover. 
You will find him a strong man of Uod and 
mighty in the Scriptures. 

Our Christmas entertainment eixcellent. 
A large crowd greeted the cliildren of the 
Bunday school that rendered the piOgram. 
M'any useful presents were given. The pas- 
tor, liis wife aud children were recipients of 
many of the presents tliat were given, lu au- 
dition to the presents that consisted of cloth- 
ing aud hanaH-Crchiefs, a larg'e box contain- 
ing fruits and groceries w^as given. The 
Christian Endeavor remembeied us with five 
dollars in cash. 

M'any thanks to the dear brethren and sis- 
ters wno remembered us so kindly. 

Mt. Grove. — This is a mission point in tliu 
Mt. Olive congregation. On the 30th day of 
October we began a meeting at this place 
and continued until November 11th. We were 
rained out for two nights, and the weather 
continued cloudy and misty but the Lord 
blessed our efforts, and as an immediate re- 
sult fifteen confessed Christ as their Savior. 

Copp's Ch.ap'el. — We were about 10 days at 
this place, visiting the membership and 
preaching at night with a view of getting 
ready for Holy Communion. Because of some 
internal troubles here, we were not able to 
do much. Our communion was not largely 
attended by the members, but a large crowd 
was present to witness the service. We great- 
ly desire the prayers of the brethren and sis- 
ters for the success of our work here. 

6. W. CHAMBEKb, 
Penn Laird, Virginia. 


Kecently, as the readers of The Evangelist 
will recall, it was my happy privilege to 
spend ten days with Brother Lyon and his 
congregation in Washington, D. C. I found a 
live congregation, loyal to the work of the 
church aud all her interests. The Sunday 
school is about as large as the building can 
accommodate. I have been impressed to 
write because of the great opportunity, as it 
seems to me, the Brethren church has in 

Here is first of all, an illustration of what 
faithful pastoral leadership and teaching will 
do. Beginning some years ago with only a 
small number of people willing to undertake 
the work Brother Lyon has succeeded, in 
spite of the opposition and indifference which 
then prevailed, in building up a splendid 
church. One of the tests of leadership lies 
in the ability to enlist faithful and able as- 
sistants. This Brother Lyon has been able to 
do and to one coming in from the outside as 
I did the outlook for the future seems full 
of promise. 

Another element of strength which I great- 
ly admired found in this church is the way 
in which the fmances are cared for. The 
teachings from the pastor are again in strong 
evidence and the results are wonderful. AU 
the interests of the church are maintained by 
the cheerful offerings of the people. I do 
not think that there is another church in the 
brotherhood that gives so largely on anj^ 
basis as this people does. I personaUy 
know many churches larger in member- 
ship and far more wealthy that do not near- 
ly approach this congregation in the amounts 
contributed in church and Sunday school for 
the work of the Lord. 

The location of our church in this Capitol 
City seems to me to be most advantageous. 
What I want to lay upon the hearts of the 
readers of The Evangelist is that the Breth- 
ren church ought to have a church building 
in Washington adequately equipped and 
wholly commensurate ■n'ith the requirements 
of the Capitol of our nation. If we had such 
a building there now or soon I believe that 
the Brethren there would experience a won- 
derful growth. The interest of the people of 

the church, the Sunday school attendance, 
and the support of all the work of the church 
both locally and in general support this op- 
timistic view. 

Why can not the whole church make this 
an object of specific prayer? Why should it 
not be wholly within the probable that some 
brother, or a number of friends, moved by 
the Spirit of God should make just such a 
church building possible'? Other denomina- 
tions have built such houses of worship there 
for their x^eople. Several such enterprises I 
note are now under way there. Shall the 
Brethren church, standing as she does for the 
Whole Gospel, lag behind here* The people 
of the Washington congTCgation I am sure 
stand willing and ready to do their full share. 
May the Lord lay it upon the hearts of those 
who can make such a great work possible in 
the Capitol City of our nation to do it. 



Dear Evangelist readers: 

The meetings at this place Avhich began 
November 30, 1921 and continued till De- 
cember ISth, by Eev. R. Paul Miller were a 
grand success. Five were added to the 
church by baptism and one reclaimed and 
manj' were brought together that had some 
hard feelings toward one another. The at- 
tendance at first was no so good " but when 
the people began to know what a fine preacher 
Brother Miller was, the crowd begap to in- 
crease. We are certain that if Brother Mil- 
ler could have stayed another week that more 
woiild have been added to the church. We 
pray that it may be God's will to spare them 
till Brother Miller can come back ajgain, as he 
seems to be just the man to appeal to them. 
His teaching of the Bible is of the best. It 
is the whole Bible and nothing but the 
Bible. He laid special emphasis on 2 Corin- 
thians 6:14, which he made very plain to some 
who had never understood it. Sunday the 
last day of the meeting wa,s an all day ser- 
vice. We set the table in the basement and 
all present sat down to a fine dinner. At 
2:30 P. M., we listened to a fine sermon and 
another at 7:30, which was very much appre- 
ciated by an immense crowd. 

We now have Sister Srack with us, having 
preached her first sennon on New Year's day. 
We will keep her as pastor till she starts for 
Africa. We need the prayers of all the 

Our Sunday school is growing, also our W. 
M. S. We are looking forward to the ae- 
eomplishment of much this new year, in both 
church and Sunda-y school. While we have 
been blessed in many things, we are praying 
that many will consecrate themselves to do 
more for the Master during 1922. 

May God help us all, is the earnest prayer 
of your humble servant in Christ Jesus. 
North English, Iowa. 


After closing the meeting a|t. Limestone, 
Tennessee, I arrived at Pleasant Hill, Ohio, 
about three days late. Brother Lowman had 
the meeting in good shape when I arrived. 
I found here a very good and wide awake 
people with one of the most wide a'OTike pas- 
tors I ha^ve ever found. 

We worked together hand in hand for more 
than two and a half weeks. We did not have 
here the number of additions that I had hoped 
to have. The meeting opened up fine and we 
soon had additions in the early part of the 
meeting. But we learned we reaped only 
those who were about ready to come. Then we 
found a desperate battle had to be fought to 
get others. Sometimes we felt that they were 

so sermon-hardened and so set against God, 
that nothing would bring them, but near the 
close some who had been fighting conviction 

The Church of the Brethren are very strong 
and have a well equipped, up-to-date church 
and Sunday school building, and the Chris- 
tian church also is strong and has a good 
church building. Our church is small, but ac- 
tive and spiritual aud I think veiy prospec- 
tive, if Brother Lowman or some other preach- 
er who has a vision can be kept there. 

This field has been well worked. Three 
triune immersionist churches in the town 
practicing almost the same doctrine makes it 
all the more difficult. But in spite of aU 
difficulties I think it was eleven that were 
added to the church. 

I found some destmctive criticism taught 
by some of the churches and there seems to 
be great hope for us if we keep pushing up 
the spiritual side as I find many are getting 
disgusted with a mere worldly, moral and so- 
cial Gospeh The old time Gospel backed up 
by a pure spiritual life is what is needed 
everywhere. And I am glad to say that this 
is the power of the Pleasant Hill Brethren, 

I surely enjoyed my stay with these good 
people and it seems to me that if they keep 
on lifting the community by their high spir- 
itual life we will become the greatest power 
in the town and community. 

We closed the meeting on Monday night, 
December 12 -n-ith one of the best communion 
services thait I have ever enjoyed, and left 
early Tuesday morning for a short meeting at 
Middlebraneh, Ohio, which I will speak of in 
my next article. 

1942 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 


Three months have passed since we came , 
to Eoann, Indiana. The people here work 
together to make a person's Ufe pleasant. On 
the pastor's birthday about 6,0 gave him a 
complete surprise by giving him a genuine 
"pounding." Some of the "pounds" 
weighed 50 pounds, so it made a very valu- 
able collection. 

Beginning November 27, we held a two 
weeks ' meeting. The neighboring churches 
came in delegations which added to the spir- 
it of the meetings very much. A Christian 
church came one night, a Methodist anothei', 
the Church of the Brethren another. Center 
Chapel another and Enterprise another night. 
Daily prayer was offered for the unsaved by 
name; 151 names were handed to the pastor. 
To the present time six have been baptized, 
uniting four families in the Lord. Others 
have professed conversion. One day while at 
Wabash, 11 miles east of here, I needed water 
for the radiator and went into a vulcanizing 
shop. The man was alone and turning the 
conversation to his soul and reading from the 
New Testament he took my hand and ac- 
cepted the Lord as his personal Savior. He 
said he was going to take his wife and child 
'and go into the Presbyterian church. One 
day at Peru I met a young man in the court 
house; he also accepted Christ as his person- 
al Savior. A few others have professed con- 
version as the result of personal work, one 
being a blind man on the streets of Indianap- 
olis while I was waiting for my train. Sonie^ 
that were baptized were the result of person'' 
al work. 

I have had the joy of going to two homes 
and starting family altars. One Sunday a 
young man came to me and said he could not 
pr.ay. We went to the basement and knelt 
together and he has only missed one day 
since. I think we will have a few new tith- 
ers soon. We started a Christian Endeavor 
a| week ago and a midweek prayer meeting a 
month or so ago. During a carnival hold here 
I passed out 1000 tracts, also billed the autos 

JANUARY 11, 1922 


PAGE 15 

at some sales. One man bought 100 tracts to 
give out in his place of business. Another, 
who is a farmer, also bought 100 tracts to 
pass out. One good tract is "Where Will 
You Spend Eternity?" from Colportage Asso- 
ciation, 826 North Lasalle Street, Chicago. 
We have preached three funerals, none were 
of persons being members of our church, but 
one of the three made a deathbed confession. 
I have also held two anointing services. 

A few days ago a new nine pound Brethren 
preacher came to our home. That makes three 
I Brethren ministers and missionaries who are 
living with us until they are old enough to go 
out into active service. Services are at- 
tended rather in-egularly. Sunday visiting 
and "good weather" Christians are rather 
numerous, but we have a,s fine a lot of ' ' Old 
Faithfuls ' ' as you will ever Jind anywhere. 
It makes me rejoice to work among a people 
who love the Word of God. While in the 
Moody Institute I had other men tell me how 
the apostaey had entered their denomination, 
but it was sure a time to rejoice when the 
Message of the Brethren Ministry passed the 
Ministerial Association at our last National 
Conference, placing us before the world as a 
body of people who were willing to stand for 
the Deity, blood atonement, etc. It sure is 
encouraging to woi-k among a body of minis- 
ters who stand for the Bible. 



The Brethren of Flora met in quarterly 
meeting December 29th, and from the reports 
given the work seems to be in good condi- 
tion. Thirty-six new members were added 
during the year, giving a resident membership 
of 264. Considering the times the financial 
affairs were in very good shape. 

The W. M. S. and S. M. S. seem to be 
going nicely. They are accomplishing much, 
especially 'along financial lines. 

The Christian Endeavor is still holding on, 
looking for something to awaken many to the 
opportunities they are missing. 

The Sunday school has made commendable 
growth during the year, the average attend- 
ance being increased from 163 last year to 
201. The highest attendance was 264 and the 
lowest 153. Also the average attendance was 
75% of the church membership. Our school 
is organized the best it has ever been. We 
are proud of the fact that our superintendent 
is president of the County Sunday School 

Our growth is due largely to the efficiency 
and loyalty of our officers and teachers. Our 
slogan for the new year is "Bigger and Bet- 
ter." E. A. MYEE, Correspondent. 


The last report from here by Mae Alexan- 
der was published November 2, 1921, at which 
time our young Brother Earl Eeed had charge 
of the church and did good work. Brother 
Eeed being called to the pastorate of the 
Spokane church early in December, the church 
here was without a pastor until Chiistmas. 
However, the wheels of Christian progress did 
not stop, as with a splendid Sunday school. 
Christian Endeavor and Womajn's Mission- 
ary Society and the Holy Spirit loading, pro- 
gress was certain. 
L We believe the Holy Spirit was leading in 
r the call and coming of Brother F. G. Coleman 
as pastor. He preached his first seimon for 
us Christmas morning. 

We have already learned to love him and 
his family. He preaches with a zeal that is , 
according to knowledge. His ministry has 
been greatly blessed. 

He expects to begin an evangelistic cam- 
paign here the middle of January. We ear- 
nestly ask for your prayers. 

Under the leadership of Mrs. C. Mountz a 
Bethlehem Christmas Pageant was rendered 

in the Brethren church Monday evening fol- 
lowing Christmas, and by request of a good 
many who were not able to attend it was 
again given on Monday evening following 
New Year. The background was a panor- 
amic view, 9x27 feet of Bethlehem and vicin- 
ity. The Bible story beginning with the an- 
ointing of Jesse's son, the history of Euth 
and Boaz, the prophecies concerning the birth 
of Christ and the rulers taking council against 
him, were not only acted out where possible 
by those in Oriental costume, but all these 
were made doubly instructive and impressive 
by the Scriptural quottaions given in full by 
the actors, covering each point, and appro- 
priate songs also, covering each item of proph- 
ecy and fulfillment. 

Fifty people took part in the Pageant. The 
one and only aim being to fasten on the mind 
and heart Biblical truth. 

An all day business meeting of the church 
was held January 2nd. A budget of $3500.00 
was made for 1922. Reports given showed 
that the church including its var-ious orgs.n- 
izations raised $4500.00 during 1921. Of 
above amount $501.25 was raised by the Sun- 
day school, and $909.10 of the amount went 
to missions. 

Will Stover was rc-elocted to the office of 
superintendent of the Sunday school. Aver- 
age attendance of Sunday school for 1921 
was 225. The goal set for 1922 is 300. 



The Lord has blessed us far bej^ond our ex- 
pectations in the three months of service 
with the Brethren here. The audiences have 
increased steadily until now at regular ser- 
vices the church is comfortably full. The 
last quarter in the Sunday school has secured 
the largest average for that quarter in the 
history of the school. The midweek service 
for prophetic study and prayer has averaged 
about 75. A spirit of unity is gradually, yet 
certainly gaining momentum every day. 
Twenty-five have been received into member- 
ship of the church by letter, relation, and 
baptism. The "Every Member Canvass" 
for the budget for 1922 was put across with 
marked success. It will total in pledges 
around $200 per week. The final word has 
been said relative to the actual beginning of 
the erection of our new edifice. Advertise- 
ment for bids will be ma,de within the next 
few weeks. In fact, there has been most en- 
couraging progress in every department of 
the church. 

Many kindnesses have been shown the pas- 
tor and family since their arrival. We have 
never served as pastor anywhere whore the 
church has endeavored to make us more wel- 
come than here. On the Tuesday night pre- 
ceding Christmas a Christmas Gift Reception 
was held for us. We were ushered into the 
church filled with Brethren and friends. An 
excellent program was rendered, consisting of 
music and speeches. Then a purse contain- 
ing $83.00 was presented to us. After this 
we were ushered into the Sunday school au- 
ditorium, where a pile of gifts were presented 
consisting of a new 9x12 rug, fancy work, 
chickens, canned fruit, groceries and "other 
articles too numerous to mention." A very 
conservative estimate places the total valua- 
tion, including the purse at $150.00. Many 
other remembrances have been scattered 
along the way at various times. It is need- 
less to add that we are grateful! 

We stand now on the threshold of our 
evangelistic campaign. Prayer meetings have 
been held in eight different sections of the 
city twice each week for the last two weeks. 
At five different times, every member of the' 
church has been definitely informd concern- 
ing the campaign. Advertisements of various 
nature have been put forth to the general 
public. A simple, yet complete organization 
for personal work has been effected. A chorus 

choir composed of 40 voices has been organ- 
ized under the able leadershijjrof Prof. L. B. 
Furry. Dr. Charles A. Bame is the evange- 
list. We are ready for the opening service 
Sunday morning, January 8. Unite with us, 
dear reader, in prayer for a great revival 
within the church and a wonderful ingather- 
ing of the lost into the church. 


437 Somerset Street. 

Business Manager's Corner 


For the last six weeks we have been so 
busy taking care of our Sunday school or- 
ders without any office help that we have 
been compelled to neglect in a measure the 
Evangelist subscription list; but we are glad 
to be able to report one new church for the 
Honor Roll and the renewal of five more con- 
gregations for this same honor. 

The new congregation is the little church 
of Teegarden, Indiana. The list is small, 
but it represents real progress and a will to 
co-operate in the work of the Publishing 
House. Brother Sylvester Whetstone is the 
pastor of this congregation. The churches re- 
newing are, Long Beach, California, 5th 
year; Third Brethren church, Johnstown, Pa., 
4th year; Martinsburg, Pa., 4th year; Mil- 
ledgeville, Illinois, 5th year, and OakviUe, 
Indiana, 4th year. 

The secretary of the OakviUe church 
writes, ' ' This is oiy fourth year for placing 
the Evangelist in every Brethren home by 
the budget system and we see no reason for 
making a chang-e. In this way our entire 
membership is kept informed concerning all 
the special days of the church and know 
when to expect the appeals, etc." 

This is the verdict of many churches that 
have tried out this system, and we are con- 
fident other churches would find the method 
equally satisfactory if they would once give 
it a trial. 

The demand for Sunday school quarterlies 
was large for the winter months, and we 
were entirely sold out of the Adult Bible 
Class quarterlies before the close of Decem- 

We expect to have the Brethren Annual and 
Conference Report ready to mail soon now. 
We would have been glad to make this book- 
let before the holidays, but the secretary of 
General Conference is a school superintend- 
ent, and he found it impossible to get the 
minutes in shape for us until after we were 
in the midst of making Sunday school quar- 
terlies, and this work could not stop. 

We trust the pastors of the churches will 
make .an earnest endeavor to dispose of their 
allotted number of Conference Report and 
Brethren Annuals as this is always a losing 
proposition for the Publishing House. We do 
not make this Annual from choice, but from 
necessity. We would rather not make it at 
all under conditions that have prevailed for 
a number of years now, but since the work 
is thrust upon us we feel that the churches 
should give their loyal support to the publi- 
cation and thus cut down the loss. 

Publication Day 

Just now we are more interested in the 
outcome of the church's effort to observe 
Publication Day on January 22nd than any- 
thing else. This will be the real test of the 
church as to its loyalty to one of its inter- 
ests that has ser\'ed it longer than any other 
institution of the church. 

We can reach the goal, if we WILL. The 
question is, Will we? You know Paul said, 
"If there be first a willing mind." Do we 
have that "willing" mind? A few weeks 
will tell. E. R. TEETER, 

Business Manager. 

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JANUARY 11, 1922 



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Volume XLIV 
Number 3 






Loyalty to the Church 
Religion in the Home 
Personal Stewardship 
Graded Christian Endeavor 




The Church 

The Home 

The Community 

The World 


Expression by Prayer and 

Service Through Our Com- 

Fellowship Through Our 





Confession of Christ 

Service for Christ 

Loyalty to Christ's Church 

Fellowship with Christ's peo- 

"IVe^ ei- Sav "JVo' to GJ^od" 




JANUARY 18, 1922 


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The Greatest Famine in Recent Years — Editor, 

The Task of Christian Endeavor Is the Church's Task — Editor, 

Editorial Eeview, 

Our Bicentenary and the Four Square Program — J. A. Garber, 

C. E. Material in This Number, 

C. E. and the Denomination — Rev. William Ralph Hall, 

The Value of C. E. to the Denomination — Dr. O. T. Deever, 

Spheres of Action in the Four Square Program — M. A. Stuckey, 

Thou Art Weighed in the Balances — E. A. Mycr, 

The Value of the Prayer Meeting — Dyoll Belote, 

2 Christian Endeavor and the Quiet Hour — E. M. Riddle, .... 

2 Have Our Missions Been a Failure? — S. E. Christiansen, . . 

3 Church Loyalty — William C. Teeter, 

4 The Time to Rally— Dr. W. S. Bell, 

4 White Gift Offering— I. D. Slotter, 

4 (;hina and the Sunday School, 

.5 Persistent Effort Brings Fruit — R. I. Humberd, 

5 Christian Endeavor Publicity — Earl Huette, . 

6 Christian Endeavor and and Young People — Roy Patterson, 
(i News from the Field 12-16 

The Task of Christian Endeavor is the Church's Task 

The task of Christian Endeavor is more than the maintenance of 
au organizatoin under a particular name. It may get inspiiia-tion from 
its name and realize efficiency from its organization, but these con- 
stitute no essential part of its task, nor are they inextricably bound 
up with it. There ai-e hosts of young people differently named and 
independently organized and directed, whose hearts throb Avith the 
same high purpose and whose minds have conceived the same great 
task. Christian Endeavor is the expression of a great passion and 
the product of a prophetic soul. A man of God finding himself sur- 
rounded with j'oung life, and being burdened with the responsibility 
of directing that life in the ways of truth and enlisting it in the 
service of the church, conceived the idea of banding the young people 
together with certain spiritual ties and opening up avenues for the 
expression of their youthful energies. 

Others have caught the vision and gone forward to give it real- 
ization, some independently and others in co-operation with the 
methods of the founder of Christian Endeavor. But the task is the 
same by whomsoever it is attempted and by whatever methods. It is 
the task of enlisting the spiritual energies of young people, directing 
their diversions and social activities, developing and training their 
talents, discovering their particular life bent and inspiring them on 
to its realization. 

It is a difficult task, but a divine one, and one tha.t must eng-age 
the serious attention of the church. The leaders of Kingdom forces 
have no more urgent and bounden duty than the fashioning of youth- 
ful souls for righteous living and spiritual service. No far-visioned 
churchman will fail to realize this, and no church with wise concern 
for its future will permit it to be neglected. He to whom is given 
the task of directing the spiritual energies of young growing Chris- 
tians is crowned with life's most glorious opportunities and at the 
same time is weighted with its gravest responsibilities. 

Young people need direction, and the serious minded crave it, in 
order to make a success of their spiritual lives, and for this the 
church is supremely responsible. We are very much awake to the 
importance of directing the energies of young people in practically 
every line of activity except the spiritual; here we seem unconcerned. 

But as high as the spiritual is above the material, so much more im- 
portant is it that they should be directed into the rich gi-aces of 
Christ Jesus and into the service of his Kingdom than that they 
should be guided into the secrets of amassing immense fortunes or of 
gaining positions of great learning, authority or honor. And direc- 
tion is even more essential in the spiritual sphere than in the mate- 
rial. It is here necessary, if anywhere^ that definite direction and 
encourag-ement be given, if the greatest spirituality and the largest 
service are to be realized, for success can be attained only by going 
against the current. How many promising lives have become spir- 
itual failures because no one gave the needed encouragement and 
direction! Anyone can drift to failure, but most of us have had need 
of direction to attain success. 

Direction of young people is necessary to the success of their 
spiritual thinking, and consequently to uormial spiritual development. 
Lack of proper direction often leads to lack of balance. Many become 
riders of hobbies and lop-sided in their thinking because no one gave 
them proper direction when their thought-world was taking shape. 
Many of those who have gone off on a tangent — the religious freajis 
of our daj' — became what they are from lack of direction in proper 
lines of thought by consecrated men and women of God. Tomorrow's 
strong defenders of the true faith will arise from the ranks of those 
^vho are now being directed in lines of straight religious thinking. 

The spiritual energies of young people must be directed if the^' 
are to be trained and willing to serve the church of tomorrow. In 
fact, few young people will remain with a church that offers them no 
opportunity for the expression of their exhuberant life. They must 
»e directed into definite activities to be held. Ambitions must be 
encouraged, talents developed and energies capitalized. Failure here 
is fatal both to the future of the youth and the church. Undirected 
and allowed to drift, the young people will soon be out of the church 
and receiving direction of their abounding energies by institutions 
less worthy and in ways that will cause their lives to become fruit- 
less if not wrecked. Securing young people against such a fate is 
the task with which Christian Endeavor has gained for itself an hon- 
orable place in the Christian world, but it is -also the task of the 
church — the whole church. 

JANUARY 18, 1922 



The Greatest Famine In Recent Years 

' ' Two million Bussians will die this winter because relief wiU 
come too late. Ten million others can be saved if foreign aid is 
given at once. ' ' These were the words of Anna J. Haines, first Amer- 
ican relief worker to enter the famine area. It has been stated that 
this is the greatest famine in recent years, and that unless aid is sup- 
plied speedily the whole areas containing millions of people will be 
almost entirely depopulated. The district affected is 800 miles long 
and 500 miles wide, and would extend from New York to Chicago and 
south to Alabama, and has a population of 20,000,000 people. 

There is one cause of the famine — drought. Irieven years of ^\ar 
and revolution contributed to the economic breakdown of Bussia, 
which indirectly aided the ruin "which the famine caused by making 
it impossible to adequately relieve the situation. But war alone did 
not bring famine in Russia, even as it did not bring it to any other 
European nation. The seed planted last fall would have fed Bussia 
if the crop had not failed. But no rain fell during the growing period. 
The grain belt of the Volga was burned brown. "When 938,000 tons of 
grain were needed for the use of Samara alone, but 71,000 tons were 
harvested this year . 

The only food in the whole Volga district is ilour made of ground 
bark and grass stubble, mi.xed with the pulp of horses' hoofs, and the 
carcasses of dead and dying animals. The peasants search over wide 
areas to find even the stunted grass. During September, melons, in- 
cluding the rinds, provided food. Anna Haines reports the words of 
a priest in one of the villages. "This month (September) we are eat- 
ing the melon rinds. In October we will use the grass and hay. In 
November we will eat what little reserves the people have been able 
to. hide away. In December we will begin to die. In March no one 
wiU be alive in this village. ' ' Conditions in the country and the city 
are the same. As food does not exist on the farms it cannot come 
to the city. Ninety percent of all the children in the children 's 
homes have died. The homes are continually refilled from the orphans 
and abandoned children of the country. Garbage wagons are carrying 
the dead children away from the cities for buriaL 

An authentic survey has reported that 945,000 tons of grain will 
be needed to feed the peasants so that they will be strong enough to 
put in a crop next spring. An additional 838,000 tons is needed for 
seed, if the situation next year is not to be even worse than this. In 
Toto 250 shiploads of grain are required. If food is provided for the 
children's homes only, it will mean that parents will abandon their 
children to these homes. The authorities have begged therefore that 
all relief work be scattered over the district so that the homes will not 
be broken up. What this means is told by the fact tnat in the Buzu- 
luk district alone, where the Quakers arc now feeding 25,000, there 
are 400,000 people who need to be fed, which will cost not less than 
$500,000 a month. There are fifty times this number in the zone 
where the actual starvation exists. 

The Friends (Quakers) church was the first on the ground to give 
relief and it has done a splendid work. Their organization was so 
efficient that the government, rather than duplicate machinery, au- 
thorized them to distribute relief funds. But the great need cannot 
begin to be supplied unless individuals and organizations throughout 
the country come to the aid of these starving millions. On no one does 
the responsibility rest more heavily than on the church and its mem- 
bership. We have had many calls for relief work since the war closed, 
but we have given only of our surplus; we have had plenty for our- 
selves and to spare. We should be glad that we are able to give aid 
and that the tables are not reversed and we the starving calling for 
succor. Send funds to American Friends Service Committee, 20 South 
12tli St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 


According to the report of Sister Mary A. Snyder interest in the 
work at Aleppo, Pennsylvania, is being sustained, though the church 
is yet without a pastor. 

Brother Amzi Weimer, pastor of the Trinity church in Shenandoah 
county, Virginia, reports the work in good shape, having had a suc- 
cessful revival and a largely attended communion. 

Brother Preacher, were you ordained in or by the consent of the 
Indiana district? Brother G. W. Bench, of South Bend, wants data. 

Our correspondent from Mt. Etna, Iowa, reports a successful meet- 
ing at that place by Evangelists Coleman and Kemp. Brother W. E. 
Kemp has been secured as their leader for the year. 

On the Sunday school page you will see another splendid report 
of White Gifts by the treasurer. Brother I. D. Slotter. Some very ex- 
cellent offerings are reported, and they are coming in quite promptly 

In this issue you will find Brother W. A. Gearhart's summary re- 
port of Home Mission offerings recorded by districts. In next week's 
issue we hope to pubhsh his detailed report, which includes all indi- 
vidual gifts above a certain amount. 

Brother W. A. Crofford, the faithful pastor of the Mt. Pleasant, 
Pennsylvania, church, reports an evangeUstie campaign under the 
leadership of Sister Emma Aboud. The church has been strengthened 
and made to feel the importance of their task. 

The pastor of the Mexico, Indiana, church. Brother J. W. Clark, 
writes of the success of an evangelistic meeting, gained in the face of 
rainy weather .and a scarlet fever scare. Brother C. A. Stewart was 
the effective preacher and Brother Harley Zumbaugh the song leader. 

Brother and Sister J. H. Swihart have been widely and generously 
remembered of late by their many friends, many of whom did not 
tail to remember that Brother Swihart was 81 years old on December 
15. His pleasing letter and expressions of gratitude will be read with 
interest by all. 

From the pen of Brother J. F. Garber comes an excellent report 
of the work at Leon, Iowa. This courageous church has decided for 
the year to do without the services of an employed pastor and save 
its money to apply on its building debt, depending on "the Garber 
boys" to do the preaching. 

Brother H. M. Oberholtzer writes, ' ' We have just closed the best 
financial year in the history of the Roanoke Brethren church, and that 
in spite of severe financial depression." He explains it, "Systematic 
giving, ' ' and we dare say that for many of them, their system is 
tithing. Along with this has gone a goodly increase in membership. 

Brother G. H. Jones, the efficient pastor of the Conemaugh, Penn- 
sylvania, church, writes of the excellent condition of his work, which 
has realized a consistent growth throughout the year past. A recent 
evangelistic campaign in which Sister Aboud was the preacher re- 
sulted in 30 confessions besides greatly strengthening the members. 

Brother G. W. Kinzie, the faithful leader of the New Lebanon, 
Ohio, congTegation, reports a steady progress that is encouraging. One 
important evidence of the growth of this church under his shepherd- 
ing was its launching out upon full time service a year ago and its 
maintaining this advanced step even in the face of the hard times 

It was a hard fought battle and great victory at Ft. Scott, Kan- 
sas, as reported by both the pastor, Brother George Cone, and the 
evangelist. Brother Paul Miller. When it seemed that failure would 
crown the meeting, so far as visible results were concerned, ' ' prayer 
and fasting" unlocked the door of God's power and a striking vic- 
tory was the result. 

You will enjoy President Jacobs' "College News," but there is 
another very interesting item which he doubtless would have men- 
tioned had he not written his news before the event took place, and 
that is the notable basket ball victory which the Ashland College 
quintet gained over Ohio Northern University on Friday the 13th, by 
a score of 31 to 23. On the night following the same visiting team 
was defeated 23 to 24 by the strong team of Case School of Technol- 
ogy at Cleveland. 

Dr. C. A. Bame, who is now with Brother Ashman of the First 
church of Johnstown in an evangelistic meeting, gives some flashes 
of his travels to some churches in Indiana where he gave his Bicen- 
tenary message, and also conducted a successful evangelistic meeting 
at Elkhart. He speais highly of the leadership of Brother B. S. 
Stoffer who is pastor of the Elkhart congregation. He also makes it 
plain why he is compelled to give himself to evangelistic work at 
this season instead of keeping busy in the interest of the Bicenten- 

ary Movement. 

Ashland Theclogfca I Library 

Ashland, Ohio 



JANUARY 18, 1922 

1723 THE BRETHREN 1923 

Dr. Charles A. Batne, Executive Secretary 

Our Bicentenary and the Four Square Programs. By Prof, j. a. Garber 

At the General Conference of 1920 Brethren Endeavor- 
ers adopted' a seven point program as their part of the 
Church's Bicentenary Movement. The points are as follows 
with certain sub-divisions indicated by the arabic figures: 
I, Membership; II, Meetings; III, Devotion; IV, Education; 
V, Denomination; VI, Stewardship; VII, Service. 

In July, 1921 the Endeavorers of the world assembled 
in the Sixth World's Christian Endeavor Convention 
adopted the Four Square Campaign proposed by President 
Francis E. Clark. It is so called because there are four 
points (or sides) of emphasis connected with each phase of 
the Campaign which is meeting with growing popular favor. 
Their Correlations 

.These programs corvelate nicely in that each becomes 
the working basis for us during the next two years, and 
both will reach their culmination in the summer of 1923. 
Our seven objectives may be easily correlated with the pro- 
posed four goals, as will be seen from the following. (The 
Four Square goals are given in caps) : 


(Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Alumni) 
I. MemTjersliip 

1. Active membership iuereased annually by 10 iier cent net gain. 

2. Associate membership increased annually by 5 per cent net gain. 

II. Meetings 

1. At least forty-two weekly meetings during each year. 

2. Regular bi-monthly committee meetings and semi-annual business 

3. Several social gatherings each year to promote wholesome fel- 


III. Bevotion 

The value of private Bible study and prayer faithfully stressed. 
The enrollment of Comrades of the Quiet Hour. 
Individual participation in society and home worship urged. 

IV. Education 

A yearly class in Expert Endeavor or similar study. 
Co-operation with the annual school of missions. 
Participation in the training classes of the church school. 
Helping to provide and use the library of religious education. 

V. Denomination 

Two particularly prepared progTanis on Brethreuism. 
Regular attendance at Sundaj^ and mid-week services encouraged. 
Representation .at church and interdenominational conventions. 
Statistical reports carefully prepared and promptly returned. 


VI. stewardship 

The enrollment of stewards -ivho ■i\ill gi^•e of substance on the 
basis of the tithe. 

The adoption of a. society budget which shall encourage systematic 

Liberal contributions to missions and Ashland College. 
The recruiting of life stewards who will enlist for full time ser- 

VII. Service 
Some deiinite service for the local church. 
Some community service that makes for civic betterment. 
Service relating to the training of Juniors and Intermediates. 
Special leagues of service for prayer, evangelism, good citizen- 
ship and home building. 
.Vshland, Ohio. 

C. E. Material in This Number 

The articles in this issue of the Evangelist are almost 
sufficient, if not wholly, to warrant the designation "Chris- 
tian Endeavor Number." We deeply appreciate the cour- 
tesies and assistance of the Editor, who, as a loyal Endeavor- 
er, is always ready to favor and promote the cause. 

When we consulted him as to the possibility of having 
space for this "boost" he promptly and enthusiastically as- 
sured us his hearty approval and co-operation. "Gather 
your material from as many Endeavorers as possible and I 
will make room for it" was his instruction. While we did 
not quite exhaust our possibilities we did invite a number 
of our friends to make their contribution, and the response 
has been very gratifying. Messages arriving too late for 
this number will appear in next week's or subsequent issues. 

Copies of this paper shoiild lie carefully read by indi- 
vidual Endeavorers and attractively presented before the 
entire society. Copies should be wisely filed for future ref- 
erence. They will jirove particulaiiy useful during Chris- 
tian Endeavor Aveek, February 5-12. Continued weekly ref- 
erence will be made concerning this coming event in these 
columns. In fact avc plan to make the C. E. page of the 
Evangelist an indispensable medium of information and help 
to every society in the brotherhood. If regularly read and 
judiciously used by officers and committees, their societies 
will he kept alive to and abreast with the timely and season- 
al activities of Christian Endeavor. J. A. GARBER. 

Christian Endeavor and the Denomi- 

By Rev. William Ralph Hall, Director of Young 
People's Work Presbyterian Church 

The Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor is 
still proving its value as the training school of the church. 
We believe in the Interdenominational organization because 
it offers in its fello'wship, mutual inspiration and helpfulness 
and the opportunity for co-operative service which camiot be 
supplied in the same measure and with the same breadth 
through the denominational channels. Nor does this felloA\-- 
ship make denominational loyalty impracticable. The re- 
sponse of our societies to our eitj' institutes, which are train- 
ing schools, and our summer conferences has revealed that 
the societies are not out of touch with the denomination. We 
endeavor to so arrange our plans as to develop those phases 
of society life and Avork that the International organization 
can not well develop. 

Aboutnineteen out of twenty of our associates are Chris- 
tian Endeavor. The Christian Endeavor Movement, through 
its ideals and through its State, County and City LTnion 
work, has done much for our societies. We trust that our 
denominational A\'ork has done something to strengthen 
Christian Endeavor. 

JANUARY 18, 1922 




The Value of Christian Endeavor to the Denomination 

By Dr. O. T. Deever, Secretary Department of Young People's Work, United Brethren Church 

The only way denominational ideals can be successfully 
perpetuated is by imparting those ideals to the youth of that 
denomination. If ideals -which are considered of great value, 
are to be preserved from being lost they must be securely 
locked in the bank-like plastic lives of young people. Placed 
there they are sure to increase by compound interest. Every- 
thing that is sacred and Avorth-\'\'hile in a denomination can 
be lost in a single generation by neglect to pass it on to the 

We state our profound conviction that Christian Endea- 
vor, or some similar organization with like purpose, in addi- 
tion to Sunday school and pulpit, is a necessary agency for a 
church to give her youth the spiritual ideals she cherishes 
and thus assure the perpetuation of those things for which 
she considers it worth while to sacrifice. Christian Endea- 
vor is a training agency and upholds the motto, "For 
Christ and the Church." Christian Endeavor can therefore 
become a tremendous factor in strengthening the church, 
one of its outstanding fundamentals being denominational 

However, experience has shoA'i'n our United Brethren 
church that such priceless reaction to our o^^vn spiritual 
ideals, upon the part of our yomig people working through 
Christian Endeavor, comes to its best realization only when 
^ve maintain a close siipervision of this work. Our own 
young people must be made acquainted with our institutions 
and enterprises. No organization can interpret our own 
enterprises, doeti-ines, plans and spiritual hopes as well as 
Ave ourselves. It seems therefore a great necessity for us to 
maintain oiir own young people's conventions and confer- 
ence Christian Endeavor organizations at as high a point of 
efficiency as possible to carry forward our work. These or- 
ganizations co-extensive witli our conference boinidaries 
need the same correlating and directing help from a depart- 
ment centering at our denominational headquai'ters the same 

as any other agency or department of the church. The cen- 
tral agency must intei-pret oiir denominational policy to the 
young people of the church and modify any proposed pro- 
gram to make it fit this policy. 

Such a program has now been in operation in our church 
for something over eight years. It is apparent to all who 
have kept in touch with the work that excellent results have 
attended this close denominational supervision of our so- 
cieties and their activities. Our Christian Endeavor work 
is flourishing as never before. The pa^t summer • saw the 
largest and most enthusiastic denominational Christian En- 
deavor conventions we have ever enjoyed. Many new so- 
cieties are being organized. News is coming with every 
mail of enthusiastic effoits along different lines. The En- 
deavorers are happy at their tasks. 

During the past year our Intermediate and Junior 
societies made a numerical gain of 15 percent in number of 
societies and also 15 per cent in gain in membership. This 
is a good gain in a single year, ei^pecially among the Junior 
and Intermediates with no special campaign on in that di- 
rection. Gains in other directions are correspondingly good. 
We now have 2092 Life Woz'k Recruits, about 8,000 Com- 
rades of the Quiet Hour and 7,000 tithers among our Endea- 

Our general conference announced that it regarded 
Christian Endeavor as an effective agency for saving and 
training the young life of the church. It outlined for us- a 
vigorous and' progressive Quadrennial program. Already 
some of these general conference goals, modeled after the 
Four Square program of the United Society of Christian En- 
deavor, are more than realized. With a deepening interest 
through the entire church and Avith quickened activity on 
the part of our societies Ave anticipate glorious and triurn- 
phant Adctories in the days ahead. 

Spheres of Action for Young People in the Four Square Program 

By M. A. Stuckey, General Secretary 

The neAv Four Square Program of the United Christian 
Endeavor Society presents a challenge to young people that 
is unparalleled in any other sphere of youthful actiAdty. For 
one thing, it is a program that is definitely Christian and 
affords a fine opportunity for earnest, sincere, and truly 
consecrated young men and Avomen to render a bit of ser- 
vice that AAdll be of utmost A'aue. Adherence to the four 
main principles of the "Four Spheres of Action" Avill be 
■ observed in this short discussion. 

One of the first places in Avhich any indiA-idual may 
exert a Avholesome influence in Christian EndeaA-or Avork is 
within the confines of the church. Herein men and Avomen 
, of all ranks and stations of life have cast their lot. For ages 
'"many have been content to eke out their life's blood in the 
interests of Christ's institution. And .just here is AA'here the 
good Christian young people of our church should be lend- 
ing a useful and helpful hand. No other Avork, not engaging 
the Avhole time of the individual affords such large returns 
in the Avay of self satisfaction, as does church work. Preach- 
ers, teachers and business men A\all certify as to the truth 
and reality of the aboA'e statement. It is a wonderful priA'i- 
lege to be found Avorking in the interests of an institution of 
which the Master said, "The gates of hell shall not prevail 
against it." And that is just the reason why young folks 

should devote their time to the varied activities of the 

For another thing, the home presents a challenge to the 
best talents and energies of young people. For several years 
Ave have been hearing of the decline of home religion and 
h'ome Avorship. Statistics reveal that the number of homes 
uoAv observing daily habits of Bible study and prayer are 
becoming rarer and rarer as the years come and go. Of 
course some good reasons are presented for this decline, but 
nevertheless it is the bounden duty of the Christian Endea- 
A-or Avorkers to aid in bringing back into the home more ideal 
conditions. Here are a feAv suggestions that some Endeavor- 
ers may realize in their oaa'u home. There is the probability 
of the building up of a good library of books dealing Avith 
the A^arious phases of religion. Good magazines and period- 
icals aid Avonderfully in this comiection. Biographies of 
missionaries and great preachers Avill prove to be helpful, to 
say nothing of all the aids, helps and pamplilets that may 
be inspiring and uplifting. Any Endeavorer can carry out 
such a program in his oaati home. And what a Araluable 
piece of Avork that AA^ould be, especially in view of the fact 
that many homes are sadly lacking in this respect. 

Again, the community challenges the best leadersliip of 
the local Christian Endeavor societies. And herein Christian 



JANUARY 18, 1922 

Endeavorers have fallen down to a certain degree. Is it not 
the foremost duty of the citizens of any community to serve 
their city? Would it be fair for one to grow up in an en- 
vironment that was responsible for one 's education, and then 
fail to give in return a small measure of the goods received? 
Indeed not, we exclaim. At this point temperance and pur- 
ity superintendents can be of service. In fact, every Chris- 
tian Endeavorer should stand for the accomplishment of the 
best ideals in his community. Aid of no small importance 
could be rendered by direct help and encouragement to such 
agencies as the Y. M. C. A., Red Cross, Boy Scouts, etc. 
Surely Endeavorers can shine in their communities, if they 

The field of active Christian Endeavor is the world. "We 

dwell in it and are citizens of it. Our bit of service may be 
small and unrecognized while we journey on the planet, but 
we are amply assured that ^\•e are receiving credit for our 
ministrations. Again, what a wonderful opportunity youiig 
people have in enlisting their lives in a work that is univer- 
sal — that is world wide. At the present time Dr. Clark is 
traveling in the interests of the work, of which he is the 
chief leader, in the foreign countries of Europe. Even now 
we can boast that the sun never rises or sets on Christian 
Endeavor. Its influence is world wide. Its work is chal- 
lenging. May our Brethren Young People arouse themselves 
and enlist more actively than ever in this phase of the Mas- 
ter's work. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

Thou Art Weighed In the Balances 

By E. A. Myer, President Southern Indiana District 

It seems that Cliristian Endeavor has I'eached the testing 
point. Like Belshazzar of old it is being weighed in the 
balances — of man, not God. 

Many are questioning and wondering whether or not it 
is a failure. Now is the time for friends of Endeavor to 
speak up. Now is the time to show Christian Endeavor's 
true worth. Opportunity is knocking. Let us grasp it. 

Christian Endeavor is not wanthig nor failing. It was 
organized for too good a pui'pose to fail. Training young 
people for seiwice "for Christ and the church" is an impor- 
tant task. Its underlying principles are for good. The 
pledge is the standard or ideal we hope to reach. It is the 
spirit level and jDlunib we use to build our lives four square 
for the Master. 

The consecration meeting is a test of fidelity by which 
we can recharge our batteries, so to speak. 

The committee work trains young people in as varied, 
practical, and extensive work as desired. 

The private devotions help each one by daily prayer 
and Bible reading to draw closer to the Master. 

Denominational loyalty calls for support of our Church, 
College, Publications, Missions, etc. 

Interdenominational fellowship broadens our viewpoint 
to include the Savior's "uttermost parts of the earth," "All 

ye are brethren," "other sheep have I which are not of this 
fold," etc. 

If Christian Endeavor is seemingly wanting it is because 
of a failure to keep to the fundamentals. Too often some are 
lacking. We have just a meeting of young people. It is 
because of a failure of the church, and sometimes even the 
pastor, to support it as they should. They seldom attend 
Christian Endeavor as they do Sunday school. 

Thei-e is a failure to appoint efficient leaders. Too 
often the church and Sunday school are supplied first, and 
Christian Endeavor takes what is left. It is because of a 
failure to give Christian Endeavor due consideration. 

"Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap," 
applies to Christian Endeavor as well as to grain, or to deeds 
in life. 

Give Christian Endeavor "tailend" consideration and 
you will reap a "tailend" society (and we have had a large 

If the church (and some pastors) will awaken to the 
real value of Christian Endeavor, if they will realize that it 
is as important to train as to teach, if they will support and 
encourage the Endeavor as they do the Sunday school ; then 
Christian Endeavor will take its place beside the Sunday 
school and be a helper of which none need be ashamed. 

Bringhurst, Indiana. 

The Value of the C. E. Prayer Meeting. By Pyoii Beiote 

The value of any gathering to those Avho constitute its 
pcrronnel lies wholly in the results which accrue to its par- 
ticipants, whether those results are systematically sought, or 
accidentally attained. 

NoAv in the woi'k of Christian Endeavor there are cer- 
tain Avell-known purposes whicli are sought by the informed, 
earnest leader or prayer meeting committee. The "Expe- 
rience Meeting" of earlier days was but the service where 
Christian professors gave expression to the emotions and 
promptings of their heart as they were moved upon by the 
afflatus of a holy experience. Their souls set free from the 
thralldom of sin proclaimed the joy of that experience and 
sounded the praises of him who broke their ^hackles and set 
their feet upon the firm road to victory through faith in him. 
And this very proclaiming of their experience but served to 
fix the memory of it in the mind and to deepen the love of 
the roul for him who procured and proclaimed their freedom. 
And the proclaiming of the experience but served to lead the 
mind to analyze it, and thiis grew the deeper imderstanding 
of Christ's redeeming, forgiving love. Fin-ther, such medi- 
tation but served to deepen the love and devotion of the re- 
deemed, and new joys and attractions sprang into view as 
the soul waited upon its Savior. 

And the joy of the Christian experience has not dimin- 
ished, even in our day, so the Endeavor prayer meeting offers 
to its attendants the opportunity for the voicing of their love 

for him who hath bought them Avith his own blood. And 
such expression by the Endeavorer will but make the love 
of the Savior more sweet, and will deepen his devotion to 
"Christ and the church." And not a lesser advantage of 
this public declaration of love for the Redeemer is the 
training in public speaking that it gives to the Endeavorer. 
And from this training has come more than one herald for 
the King. The Christian church today is indebted to Chris- 
tian Endeavor for the presence m her ranks of workers of 
many a gifted leader who has come by the way of the En- 
deavor prayer meeting. 

Beside this the Endeavor prayer meeting serves to the 
winning of those who are out of the kingdom to allegiance 
to its King. For the sense of appreciation in the hearts of 
those who have found pardon and peace through faith in the 
Son of God prompts them to urge upon their fellows the 
seeking of a like experience, and thus the "discipling" of 
the peoples is continued. And not only so, but the subjects 
used for meditation at the prayer meetings of the society 
frequently voice the "call of the far lands" for the message 
of "peace and good-will," so that constantly there is being 
brought to the hearts of Endeavorers the anneal of the sin- 
sick of "other" Innds, with the result that the "needy souls" 
of tho^e distant climes are hearing God's love proclaimed by 
the lips of erstwhile Endeavorers. 

Then too, a purposeful aim of the Endeavor prayer 

JANUARY 18, 1922 



meeting is that the members of the society shall come to the 
realization of a deeper sense of devotion and worship. So the 
well balanced prayer meeeting always offers opportunity for 
communion of the attendants with the Father in prayer. 
And no experience so quickly brings the soul into an atti- 
tude and spirit of worship as communion with God in prayer. 
As a certain minister of the Avriter's city said during the 
Week of Prayer, "We are being 'Jazzed' to death," and 
f there is real need for a return to the nerve-resting quiet of 
real worship in prayer and meditation. In the quiet of the 
prayer seasons of the Endeavor prayer meetings the mem- 
bers are brought into fellowship with the Spirit of God, nd 
the souls of the worshippers find quietness, peace, and con- 
fidence for the days to come. 

So then the value of the Christian Endeavor prayer 

meeting lies in these results — along with many others — 
which accrue to those who attend: 1. A deepening of 
Christian experience and devotion through the public ex- 
pression of the soul 's strivings and longings. 2. The value 
of the C. E. prayer meeting lies also in the evangelistic tone 
A\-hieh its testimony portions give to the work of the organi- 
zation. 3. Beside this the Endeavor prayer meeting fosters 
the missionary spirit, and ^vorks to the sending of many an 
Endeavorer to "foreign strands" to "tell the glad tidings 
of salvation. " 4. And in addition to these the C. E. prayer 
meeting fostei's the spirit of devotion and worship amo»g- its 
attendants, in this day when there is dire need for a relaxa- 
tion of the tired, strained nerves, and for a more frequent 
meditation upon the obligation of the individual soul to him 
who hath redeemed it with his own precious blood. 
Uniontown, Pennsylvania. 

Christian Endeavor and the Quiet Hour 

By E. M, Riddle, Superintendent Quiet Hour 

It shall be our aim in this brief article to impress our 
readers with the very Keen relationship of Christian Endea- 
vor and the Quiet Hour. 

The Quiet Hour has been well presented through these 
and other pages as that department which definitely empha- 
sizes our personal devotion to God in prayer and Bible read- 
ing. To learn to do God's will is one very fine purpose of 
Christian Endeavor. For we cannot do God's will until we 
know it. Therefore I am convinced that if we are willing to 
do his will we shall know. Again I say it is the purpose of 
Christian Endeavor to cause young people to wait upon God 
for this help. 

Too often has it been said in words similar to these, — 
Chri'-tian Endeavor would thrive better if folks were more 
consecrated, or if they were loyal, or if they had learned the 
habit of prayer. Here is the mission of Christian Endeavor 
in a nut-shell. Chiistian Endeavor SEEKS to make folks 
consecrated, to create loyalty, to inculcate the very purpose 
of the Christian life. The Quiet Hour department, by en- 
listing people for prayer and Bible study is doing more to 
bring these purposes to pass than anything I know. If we 
are in earnest with God it shall be revealed to us. Drum- 
mond in one of his writings says, "Willingness is the highest 
form of obedience." There is an obedience in the world 
which is no obedience, because the act of obedience is there, 
but the spirit of submission is not. In Matthew 21 we read, a 
certain man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, 
"Son, go work today in my vineyard':" but he answered, 
"I will not:" but afterwards he repented and went, and to 
the second he said likewise, and Avas answered, "I go sir and 
went not. Which of the tM-o did the will of the father? 

Obstacles! Do you meet them in your every day ex- 
perience which make it hard or, to you, seemingly impos- 
sible to observe the Quiet Hour? The family does not ob- 
serve it. No convenient time. My roommate is not a Chris- 
tian. The greater the reason for your keeping the Quiet 
Hour. The great apoptle said, "I am not ashamed of the 
gospel of Christ." Will you be so weak, so afraid, so 
ashamed of your Christian experience that you will close 
your life to God as one would cork a botttle and refuse to 
give or to receive. "For whosoever hath to him shall be 
given and he shall have more abundance ; but whosoever 
hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath." 
Some of my readers have made these very excuses. Do not 
write your friends congratulating them upon keeping the 
Quiet Hour when you have no greater obstacles to overcome 
than they. 

Your persistence in keeping a few quiet moments for 
prayer and Bible study each day, may be the mean^ of cre- 
ating a family altar in your home, a sadly neglected privi- 
lege in this sacred institution. What a power for righteous- 
ness it would be if the members of our American homes could 
be together for at least a period of devotion each day. 

Let us correlate our Endeavor life and home life. We 
speak of humanizing education for the youth, Avhy not hu- 
manize our richest experiences enough that they will become 
practicable and real. I shall close with a quotation gleaned 
from the World's C. E. Convention, "Our doubts are trait- 
ors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing 
to attempt." 

Louisville, Ohio. 

Have Our Missions Been A Failure? By s. e. Christiansen 

In daily papers and the current literature it is not un- 
common to see an article stating that Christian missions in 
foreign lands are a failure. 

It is stated that the Africans were happier and more 
contented when undisturbed by the missionaries. Further, 
the money and lives expended are too great for the results 
reaped. This noble enteiTDrise has been lowered in the eyes 
of many to a dollar basis on the one hand, and what bene- 
fits do I receive on the other? This is not alone the state- 
ment as to Africa but every other country where mission- 
aries have gone. This is the cause for the half-hearted sup- 
port in finance and the little interest about getting men and 
women for these fields. This ought not to be so in the Breth- 
ren church. For we claim a WHOLE GOSPEL FOR A 
WHOLE AVORLD. May I ask, Is this claim PRACTICED, 
or is it just a THEORY? Now let us examine the testimonies 
of men who know the situation from first hand information. 

I am quoting from English papers the following : Lord 
Lawrence, Governor-General of India says, "I believe the 
missionaries have done more for the benefit of India than all 
other agencies combined. I have a great reverence and re- 
gard for them, both personally and for the sake of the great 
cause in which they are engaged. ' ' 

Sir A. Rivers Thomson, formerly Lieutenant-Governor 
of Bengal, India, says, "In my judgment Christian mission- 
aries have done more real and lasting good to the people 
than all other agencies combined." 

Marquis Ito, Japan's great st^terman, acknowledges his 
country's indebtedness to missions. He says, "Japan's pro- 
gress and advancement are largely due to the influence of 
missionaries exerted in right directions when Japan was 
first studying the outer world." 

One of the large daily newspapers of Northern Japan 

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JANUARY 18, 1922 


Church Loyalty. By WilUam C. Teeter 

TEXT : Ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens of the household of God,- 
Ephesians 2:19. Ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood. — Peter in 1st Epistle 2:9. 

-Paul in 

These two great church founders, Paul and Peter, sound 
the keynote to "loyalty" for the believer in Jesus with the 
mcentive to Christian fidelity. 

Paul when writing of the Ephesian Gentile Christians 
says in particular (Ephesians 2), "For by grace have ye 
been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is 
the gift of God; for in Christ Jesus have ye been ci'eated 
unto good ■^^'orks, which God made ready beforehand that 
we should walk in them. Wherefore, remember that ye 
who were strangers, having no hope and without God in the 
world, and who ^^^ere once far off, but are now in Christ 
Jesus, were brought nigh by the blood of Christ. Now 
therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners but fel- 
low citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, 
and are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and 
Prophets, Christ Jesus liimself being the chief corner .stone, 
in whom every building, fitly framed together, groweth into 
a holy temple in the Lord; in whom ye also are builded to- 
gether for a habitation of God in the Spirit." Note this 
that "every building" includes my church as M'ell as all 

Allegiance Declared 

Now when a foreigner reaches our shores and desires 
to become a citizen of our commonwealth, sO' that he may 
enjoy its liberty and exercise tlie rights of franchise, he 
must declare his loyalty to this country and swear allegiance 
to our government, that he 'will defend its interests and 
prove Ms fealty to its principles. This he is legally com- 
pelled to do, tlmt he may have the benefit of its inherent 
rights, powei's and protection. Hence, if a person to enjoy 
the benefits of his chosen country must declare his fealty 
and loyalty by obedience and fidelity to its principles, how 
much more important is it tliat a person who has solemnly 
promised allegiance to Christ Jesus for salvation from his 
sins, and the promise of an eternal inheritance Avith the 
saints in light, that he should maintain liis integrity and 
prove his loyalty by filial obedience to him whom he has 
chosen to be his Captain, and cheerfully defend the great 
uiterests of his cause of righteousness among men. 

Every Believer An Integral Part 

The church is the body of Christ, and every person con- 
fesshig his name is a member in particular. Every believer, 
therefore, is an integral part of Clirist's church, and should 
realize the responsibility and the obligation devolving upon 
him for the iJi/omotion of his cause in the world among men. 
But Peter confers the high-class title upon believers in 
Jesus, and offei's a powerful motive for fealty to the great 
cause of our Master. Hear him (1 Peter 2:9), "But ye are 
an elect race, a royal priesthood, a people for God's own 
possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him 
who called you out of darkness into his marvelous li^ht. ' ' 
If then we are an "elect race," let us dignify and honor our 
Head — Christ Jesus (Romans 8:29), "Who is the first-born 
among many brethren." This incentive alone should con- 
strain our loyalty, and accelerate our fidelity to his cause. 
And again, a "royal priesthood," that ye may show forth 
"his excellencies." 

The Believer-Priest 

Let me note briefly that Israel in the beghming was to 
be "a kingdom of priests" unto God; but having violated 
the law the priestly office was shut up to the Aaronic fam- 
ily, with the Levites as ministers unto them, thus consti- 

tuting the tyiDical priesthood (Exodus 28:1). In the dis- 
pensation of Grace, all believers are unconditionally con- 
stituted "a kingdom of priests" (1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 
1 :6), the distinction which Israel failed to achieve by works. 
The priesthood of every believer in Jesus, is therefore, a 
birthright; just as every descendant of Aaron was born to 
the priesthood (Hebrews 5:1). The chief privilege of a 
priest is access to God. Under law, the high priest only, 
could enter "the holiest of all," and that but once a year 
(Hebrews 9:7). But under grace Avhen Christ died, the veil, 
type of Christ's human body (Hebrews 10:20), was rent, so 
that now the believer-priests, equally with Christ the high 
priest, have access to God in "the holiest" (Hebrews 10:19- 
22). The high priest is corporeally there (Hebrews 4:14- 
16; 9:24). iVrid his o\m, the chosen ones, have access 
through him. 

In the exercise of his office the New Testament believer- 
priest is a sacrifice who offers a tri-fonn sacrifice : 

(1) His own living- body (Romans 12:1; Philippians 
2:17-21); which is loyalty in the highest form of Christian 
service. Paul says to the church, "I beseech you, brethren 
by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living 
sacrifice," as a slave does to his master, "which is your rea- 
sonable service." When a man gives you the service of his 
body he gives you all. And John complements this very 
thing (1 John 3:16), "We ought to lay down our lives for 
the brethren." This is the service that tests our love and 
glorifies Jesus. But if this is too high for us to follow, then 
we must turn from the New Testament for guidance; and 
the Old Testament law of tithe will lead to a lower form of 
ser-^ace, but uifinitely better than following the flesh. How- 
ever, if tills is not followed, then we fear the flesh is gaining 
ground, yea control, and if we live after the flesh we must 
die (Romans 8:13). 

(2) Praise to God (Hebrews 13:15), which is second 
in the degree of the expression of our loyalty, "the fruit of 
our lips that make mention of his name, to be offered contm- 
ually, extolling his excellencies." The Psalms are particu- 
larly replete with the expression in this form of service, as 
Avell as many portions of the New Testament code. It 
should characterize every true believer (Luke 2:20; 19:37; 
24 :53 ; Acts 2 :47 ; 16 :26 ; 1 Peter 2 :9 ; Revelation 5 :9-13 : 14 : 
3; 19:5). 

(3) His substance (Hebrews 13:16), which is the third 
degree of sacrifice that should characterize the service of the 
loyal believer-priest, if he would prove his fidelity to the 
great "High priest of our confession." "But to do good 
and to share with others, forget not; for with such sacri- 
fices God is well pleased." (Romans 12:13), "Contributing 
to the necessity of saints, given to hospitality;" (Galatians 
6:6), "Let hiui that is taught in the Word shai'e in all good 
things with him that teacheth. " We see therefore, that the 
scope of our giving is infinitely broader than simply giving 
the tithe, or tenth of our income, wHch of necessity is re- 
quired to give equal poise in the declaration of our loyalty 
to him, whose we are and whom we serve. 

I have indicated that the Christian to be loyal to his 
church must not only be a tither, but vastly more than tliat, 
he must be a saciificer; he must crucify self, or the flesh will 
predominate and not only deplete his zeal for righteousness, 
but measurably atrophy his Christian Activities. 
Loyal to My Church 

But why should I be loyal to my church? Because it 

JANUARY 18, 1922 



is my field of expression, that is where I can best do my 
active work, that is M'here my influence most tells, that is 
where my heart is, or should be, and if not there I had bet- 
ter find a more congenial environment where my Christian 
activities may more freely spend their force, or my Christian 
graces will fade, lose their beauty, and become fruitless. 

In closing this treatise let me bring you the admonition 
of Paul to believers of every clime and race (Col. 3) : "If ye 
then be risen with Christ, seek those things which ai'c above, 
where Christ sitteth on the riglit hand of God. Set your 
affection on things above, not on tlimgs on the earth. Put 
on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, tender- 
heartedness, kindness, humblenes of mind, meekness, long- 

suffering ; forbearing- one another, and forgiving one an- 
other if anyone have a grievance against another ; even as 
Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And over all these put 
on love, which is the perfect bond of union. And let the 
peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye have been 
called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of 
Christ d^vell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and ad- 
monishing one another; in psalms and hymns and spiritual 
songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And 
whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the 
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to Grod the Father by him." 
Amen ! 

Dayton, Ohio. 

Have Our Missions Been A Failure? 

(Continued from page 7) 

in an editorial recently gives this statement, "Our forty 
millions of people today have a higher standard of morality 
than we have ever known. Our ideas of loyalty and obedi- 
ence are higher than ever, and -H-hcn -we inquire into the 
cause of this great moral advance we cannot find it in any- 
thing else than the religion of Jesus. ' ' 

Chulalonceorn, king of Siam, who is regarded as the 
most human and progressive monarch ui the East, says, 
"American missionaries have done moi'e to advance the wel- 
fare of my country and people than all other foreign influ- 
ences. ' ' 

Robert Louis Stevenson, the well known writer, says, 
"I had conceived a great prejudice against missions in the 
South Seas, and I had no sooner come here than that preju- 
dice was first reduced and at last aimihilated. Those who 
deliberate agamst foreign missions have only one thing to 
do — Come and see them on the spot." 

Dr. Pentecost, after a tour in India and Cliina, said, 
"There is no question of the ultimate triumph of the King- 
dom of God in the Orient. One has only to visit the mission 
field and come into actual contact with the outstanding- 
fruits of missionary labor to be convinced of the definite 
character of the enterprise, and be filled with. enthu.siasm 
for the prosecution of the work. The home churclies should 
redouble their efforts and quadruple their contributions and 
interest in all foreign missionary work. The fruits in the 
foreign fields are from tAvice to ten times greater in pro- 
portion to the means expended than at home. 

I believe Dr. Pierson's statement had the. true ring- 
when he said', "God's Word has never returned to him void ; 
everywhere his everlasting sign has been wrought. Instead 
of the thorn has come up the fig tree. As for example, in 
the Fiji group, a thousand churches displace heathen fanes 
and Cannibal ovens." 

There are visible evidences of the transforming power 
of Christian missions in many lands. For instance, Thomas 
McLaren of GlasgoAv says, "I saw men with scars of spears 
and clubs on them. I marveled exceedingly to see these peo- 
ple in the still quiet of God's presence, as they pai'took of 
the Lord's Table. My heart M'as filled with wonder at the 
great things God had done for them." 

I have before me a historic sketch of a missionary who 
has traveled further in Africa's interior than any other up 
to tliis time. William C. Haas, a pioneer missionary to 
Africa, by the American Baptist church. Through all kinds 
of objections and difficulties, deprivations ana endangering 
life this man reached the Bangui of French Equatorial 
Africa. (From the map I judge the place occupied can not 
^ be far from our missionaries). At this place there are sev- 
eral missionaries and good woi-k has been done and now 
progressing. The people were reared and lived in savagery 
until they saw and grasped Christ and his Word exemplified. 
I am glad that our missionaries are so near, and even work- 
ing to some extent ■\\nth these people. It ought to lighten the 
burden and spread the Lord's work more rapidly. Brother 
Haas speaks well of Brother James Gribble. 

Did you ever think, my brother, what it means to our 
missionax'ies in Africa and South America to separate them- 
selves, to sacrifice all that is home and dear to them and to 
go in obedience to the Master's call into a situation where 
everythmg is strange? What it means to break down the 
old ideas and customs of the people and to set up new and 
more elevating standards? Or what it means to hold up 
before a strange people an altogether strange and unknown 
God? Have you ever thought what it meant to you when 
an old idea or opinion, which was deeply rooted, had to be 
dug up? Some of these have cost you sleepless and tearful 
nights. Did you think that humanity is much alike and 
that it costs these heathen people as much as it costs you? 
And therefore foreign mission work is hard work and de- 

The Time to Rally 

By Dr. W. S. Bell 

(An Echo from Publication Number) 

As a member of the Publication Boai-d I am heartily 
in favor of coming before our brotherhood with our needs 
and asking their support. Publication Day which comes on 
the 22nd of January has been so arranged by the Bicenten- 
ary Committee and members of the Publication Board. It 
is umiecessary for me to state that our publications are indis- 
pensable to the life and growth of our denomination. 

AVith our program of expansion we cannot afford to 
neglect our Publishing interests. We have secured a good 
plant and equipment on which we owe considerable money. 
On account of the pressing needs of other interests of the 
chixrch we have given them place for the past few years 
and have not pressed the need's of our Publishing House. 
We feel, however, that now this work must have its place 
in the jarogram of the church and that we are making a just 
appeal for its support. There is no question that if our 
131'esent property can have its debt lifted, but what the pub- 
lishing house can take care of its future financially. May 
we rally and respond to the present need and make possible 
a greater work for our church. 

Dayton, Ohio. 

predated, because of misunderstanding ^nd lack of informa- 
tion? There are many today who know little or nothing 
about the Boxer Riot in China. I do not mean that we do 
not knoM" it occurred, but they know little or nothing about 
what it meant because we never had any similar occurrence 
in our life, neither ^yevQ any of ours in it, so that we could 
feel with and for them as we should. Wlien we consider the 
faithfulness of the missionaries at Tai-yuan-fii in 1900 it is 
astonishmg : Great numbers were killed ; fir^t they were re- 
quired to kneel and bow down their heads, then their heads 
were cut off, but not one denied Christ. The school girls 
were taken into the Yamen, and the Governor asked them, 
"Do you follow the foreigners?" They answered, "No, we 

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JANUARY 18, 1922 

follow Christ." He then asked, "Do you read the foreign- 
er's books?" They said, "No, we read God's Book." These 
had learned that they did not follow the foreigners but the 
foreigners' Christ, who had become their Christ through the 
sacrifice of these whom we think so little of and whom we 
support so carelessly and insufficiently. I mean not in 
finances any more than I mean with our prayers and our 

Fifty years ago as the people traveled up the Congo 
River they could not see a church nor a school house. Now 
there are towns and churches following the river from the 
one end nearly as far as they can go with boats. Who did 
this and who risked their lives that this work might be ac- 
complished? These churches and school houses are filled to- 
day by people who are in deep earnestness about learning 
the greatest and best things pertaining to this life and the 
life hereafter. Where missionaries formerly found only naked 
savages, living lives of vice and degradation, now they find 
virtuous, clean living and industrious people. 

As we sum up the work done in the foreign field let us 
ask ourselves the question. Does it pay to have foreign mis- 

sionaries? What I stated about the cities, churches, schools 
and industi'ies of the Congo River in Africa is also true in 
countries like India, CMna, Japan, South America and other 
lands where missionaries have gone. You say. It has paid 
everywhere that such work has been done. Well, my brother 
and sister, what did you do for it? What will you do now 
as the work is more urgent than ever? The fields are great- 
er and riper than ever before. If we fail in our missionary 
enterprise these next five years the chances of the Brethren 
cliurch in foreign countries will be very small. For other 
denominations are pressing their way to every section ob- 
tainable. Shall we sit back and fold our arms, bidding 
them God speed, or shall we say. Lord, here am I, my life 
and my money are THINE, all I have to be used for THEE. 
This Avill mean steppuig upward and forward to the glory 
of God. May God help us to be true to the faith we claim. 

I could speak to you about home mission work, but as 
your servant is in that work, I will leave that to your judg- 
ment, hoping that you will judge the work in other places 
much better than here. May I ask what will you do to make 
it still better? Columbus, Ohio. 




Ashland, Ohio 

White Gift Offerings 


1 to 38 inclusive (first and second reports) total,. . $1,074.84 

39. Gretna, Ohio, 23.90 

40. First church, Johnsto^vTl, Pa., 125.00 

41. Beaver City, Nebraska, 125.59 

42. LaVerne, CaUfornia, 120.00 

43. Mexico, Indiana 68.00 

44. Third Church, Johnstown, Pa., 20.50 

45. Compton Avenue Church, Los, Angeles, Cal., 25.00 

46. Fair Haven, Ohio, 13.11 

47. Elkhart, Indiana, 46.00 

48. Highland Church, Marianna, Pa., 21.00 

49. Hagerstown, Maryland 160.00 

50. Lanark, Illinois 115.10 

51. New Lebanon, Ohio, 21.03 

52. Allentown, Pa., 16.83 

53. Mrs. Mary Cluck, Chambersburg, Pa., 1.00 

54. Mary E. Storm, Chambersburg, Pa., 1.00 

55. Portis, Kansas, 10.00 

56. Clay City, Indiana, 8.03 

57. Campbell, Michigan 14.50 

58. Roann, Indiana, 38.45 

59. Uniontown, Pa., 30.00 

60. Mountain View Church, Hollins, Virginia. . . . 10.00 

61. Waterloo, Iowa, 160.25 

62. Ashland, Ohio • (additional) , 1.00 

(Making Ashland's total $110.41). 

63. Mulvane, Kansas, 2.00 

64. Peru, Indiana, 17.76 

65. Udell, Iowa, 10.00 

66. Krypton, Kentucky 10.00 

67. Dallas Center, Iowa 25.00 

68. North Manchester, Indiana 121.00 

69. Milledgeville, Illinois, 35.00 

70. New Enterprise Church, Roann, Ind. 10.00 

71. Louisville, Ohio, 103.77 

Grand total January 14, 1922, $2,584.66 

Top-notch Contributors: 

First— Wateri 00, Iowa, $160.25. 

Second— (a close one), Hagerstown, Md., $160.00. 

Third — A host of splendid contributions. Wish we might 

be able to convey to you the expression of gratitude and 
pleasure manifested by General Secretary Wolford and Pro- 
fessor J. A. Garber, who, on account of their location here 
at Ashland, have first access to the information transmitted 
in these reports. 

May we have a response soon from others intending to 
send an offering, so that a final report may be given at an 
early date? 

IRA D. SLOTTER, Treasurer, 

44 West Third Street, Ashland, Ohio. 

China and the Sunday School 

Before the Limitation of Armaments Conference was 
held at Washington the question of opening that Conference 
with prayer was considered that no offence might be occa- 
sioned to any of the delegates from non-Christian lands. One 
of the first questions asked by a member of the delegation 
from Cliina was, "Where can I find a Christian church and 
Sunday school?" In China the work of the Sunday school 
is becoming a great factor in Christian education and moral 
uplift. More than 200,000 are now enrolled in the Sunday 
school in China. The China Sunday Joiirnal wliich is issued 
each month contains expositions of the Sunday school les- 
sons for the coming month. A section which is always of 
interest is the ' ' Children 's Life-problem and Parable-story. ' ' 
In connection with the lesson on Elijah the Tishbite for Jan- 
uary 8 the following is given "At a Simday school in a 
Christian school the lesson subject was Elijah. Returning 
with his mates from school, one of the scholars said to others, 
'Certainly Elijah's prayers had great power.' 'Yes,' said an- 
other, 'and our Sunday school teacher knows how to pray. 
I am sure God hears his prayers too. I wonder what he 
prays when he is praying alone.' They listened and heard 
the teacher pray, 'Oh, Loi'd, Give China an Elijah! Would 
that one of my own scholars might be thus called." 

While Father and Son Week was being observed in 
America China was for the first time joining with the rest 
of the world m this plan. The CMna Sunday School Union 
joined with the Boys' Department of the National Y. M. C. 
A. in CMna in promoting the general program. Much pub- 
licity was given to the plans throughout that great Repub- 
lic. The program opened with a Father and Son "Go to 
Sunday School Day"" and concluded on the folloAviag Sun- 
day with a "Go-to-Chwch Sunday." 

JANUARY 18, 1922 


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J. A. Gather 


Our Young People at Work 

Melvin Stuckey 


Persistent Effort Bears Fruit 

By R. I. Humberd 

"I don't want to go to Christian Endeavor," is a very 
common remark in some places. I used to be one of the 
guilty ones myself. Brother E. A. Myer was our president 
at Flora for several years. He held on with a "Bull Dog" 
grip and kept everlastingly at it. I have no idea how many 
times he reorganized the work only to find that it was the 
same old story, only a very few there. However discourag- 
ing it may have looked at the time, I believe there will be 
more fruit for eternity than we ever dream of. I cared very 
little for the Sunday evening meetings but it was during 
those years that I signed the tithe pledge and later the 
Quiet Hour. These two things have had an untold influence 
on my life, and I may have ncA^er taken up with them if 
Brother Myer had not been always on the job. I say the 
above to encourage some Christian Endeavor president who 
may be discouraged. Just remember that you don't reap all 
your harvest in a year. 

A week or two ago we stai-ted a Christian Endeavor a., 
this place. We did not start it with the ' ' clipping, question 
method" taken from the Christian Endeavor World. Scrip- 
ture references of some central topic are assigned to individ- 
uals one week in advance. This way when we hold a meet- 
ing we have studied GOD 'S AVORD and have something last- 
ing. This plan has Avorked very well in one place that I 
know. .We try to get many older folks to take part also, 
for a study of the scripture gives them spiritual food, and 
when they take part it encourages the yomiger people. I 
do not agree with some people that we must "Put on some- 
thing" to reach the young people. It is not numbers but 
spirituality that we want. I do not believe that movies, 
pageants, etc., are God's methods, for it is HIS WORD that 
will not return unto HIM void. Just remember that it is not 
numbers that count -w-ith the Lord. Some of Christ's great 
sermons were to but few people. He says that where TWO 
or THREE are gathered together in MY NAME (not some 
Avorldly gathering) there am I in the midst. Christ says. 
Heaven and earth shall pass away but my word shall not 
pass a^vay, so let us hold fast unto the faith which was once 
for all delivered unto the saints. 

Roann, Indiana. 

Christian Endeavor Publicity 

By Earl Huette, Supt. Publicity Department 

We have just been wondei'ing what the different socie- 
ties in the brotherhood have been doing to promulgate the 
cause of Christian Endeavor. During the school season of 
the year boys and girls, young men and women, are in the 

- mood for study and it is therefore a very opportune time to 
give them the opportunity to study some of God's Word. 
During the summer months in which schools are on vacation 

ft, it is a mighty hard thing to get the young people down to 
study of any kind. , So let us from this day forward get 
'close up" behind the Endeavor movement and boo^'t for all 
we are worth and at the same time realizing that the folks, 
generally, who come to Sunday school are not apt to give 
more than an hour to Bible study during the week. Why 
not put ,'^omething in their way that will incite more Bible 
Study. Good live topics, properly advertised in advance 
and then lived up to vnl\, I think, bring about what you are 
hoping to do. Get the people to your meetings and give them 
the inspiration to read' their Bible and study it more care- 

Perhaps ten minutes of the Christian Endeavor hour 
may be given over to timely discussions of the day. Some- 
thing in which most people are interested. For example- 
Ohio World War Veterans are Now Getting Their Bonus, 
What Would Be a Wise Way for Them to Spend it? 

Current Review of Present Business Conditions. Di- 
gest of Good Methods for Bringing Conditions Back to Nor- 

. The point of the M'riter is this. Get a good .speaker, im- 
port one from outside of your congregation if possible, or 
necessary, and ask him to make pointed remarks on the sub- 

Advertise your meetings, -with these .specialties, telling 
the folks that this talk will be given only in the Cliristian 
Endeavor meeting. I am firmly convinced that snappy news- 
paper items are of special benefit in your advertising. In 
them you miLst have plenty of pep and suggestion. Always 
urge early assembly at your meetings. You can get into 
your newspapers if you will but get on the job and give 
them news. They get tired of writing- and taking up their 
valuable time by just ordinary announcements. 

The Evangelist is willing to give the Publicity Depart- 
ment space in their columns biit the suggestions and plans of 
just one individual gets stale. How about YOU writing in 
your experiments and experiences in Christian Endeavor or 
Church Piiblicity? 

(Editor's Note — We gladly endorse the suggestion of 
Brother Huette, that various society representatives write 
their plans and experiences in successful advertising. Unique 
and effective advertising contribute much to the success of 
the Lord's work as well as to the world's business. Your 
suggestions may help others). 

1221 West 5th St., Dayton, Ohio. 

Christian Endeavor and Young People 

By Roy A. Patterson 

The qiiestion has often been asked, "What does Chris- 
tian Endeavor offer the young people?" 

Out of a demand that came many years ago, there has 
been created an organization that has covered the globe with 
its influence, until the barriers, separating the young folks 
of nations, have been broken do^vn and they stand united in 
a common cause, "To strive to do whatever he would have 
me do." 

The Christian Endeavor organization stands for action, 
stamina, enthusiasm and effort. For us to take the pledge 
and say, as we do, "Trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for 
strength," and then not to expect action and results, would 
be to disparage the very principles for which the society 

The social life is of the very best, standing for and ad- 
vocating pleasure and enjoyment, but not of the variety 
that undermines health and character and leaves the indi- 
vidual in a worse state of health and social standing than he 
was before the indulgence. 

The training for service and Christian leadership, if it 
were the only thing for which Christian Endeavor stands, 
would be a feature worthy of the consideration of every 
young man and yoimg woman. This training not only gives 
us a wealth of expression and personality but places us on 
a plane that gives every advantage in meeting the obstacles 
in life. The young man and young woman who embraces 
these opportunities has gained a great wealth but the young 
man or young woman who has ignored these principles has 
lost one of the most valuable assets of young life and early 
character formation. Can you afford to do it? 

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JANUARY 18, 1922 



As it has been some time since the work 
a,t this place has been reported, I Trill try to 
give in brief, some of the blessings that have 
been ours, and also some of the hindrances 
we have met with. 

The several auxiliaries of the church are 
in fine working order. The Sunday school is 
being led to success by our efficient Superin- 
tendent, Brother J. L. Craning, with a good 
corps of teachers. Their aim is to make oiir 
school the leading school in the township this 
year. Our Christian Endeavor is being led 
into larger fields of success by Miss Esther 
Donaldson. We are proud of our Christian 
Endeavor, and the good work it is doing. 

The W. M. S. is under the leadership of Sis- 
ter Cora Mays, and we are meeting every 
goal. Besides doing much local work, our 
fall revival was to start on November 7, but 
on account of many cases of scarlet fever in 
the community it was necessary .to postpone 
until November 13. When we did get 
started, Brother C. A. Stewart was in charge, 
doing the preaching and Brother Harley Zum- 
baugh leading the' song service. With the 
scare of the scarlet fever still holding out 
and in addition very much rainy weather, it 
looked bad. But the two brethren in charge 
buckled on the Whole Armor of God and with 
the combined co-operation of the members of 
the church, we had what we term a very suc- 
cessful meeting. Brother Stewart's messages 
were helpful and strengt.hening from night to 
night. There were many delegations during 
the meetings coming from the Peru, I.oree, 
Corinth and Denver Brethren churches. After 
the smoke of battle had cleared away the vis- 
ible results were five in all, throe by confes- 
sion and two by letter. But the good that 
was done to the membership and community 
time alone can tell. One dear brother who 
came during the meeting is one for whom the 
church has long been praying. Let us not be 
weary in well doing, for in due season we shall 
reap, if we faint not (Gal. 6:9). ATc closed 
with the house filled to overflowing. And the 
interest at a very high pitch. On Monday 
night following the closing of the meeting, we 
held our love feast and Holy Communion ser- 
vice with the tables well filled. We closed 
the year of 1921 with our spirits at a ver>- 
high ebb, and welcomed the new year of 
1922 with confidence in its blessings and op- 
portunities. We covet the prayers of the en- 
tire brotherhood that we may do even greater 
things in the vear before us. 



As per previous arrangement. Sister Aboud, 
came to our 'assistance, December 13th, and 
continued evangelistic services, closing on 
Christmas night. One decided to follow .Tesu.s 
for life, and is yet to be baptized. 

The interest was great and crowds fiUinl 
the house. Our membership has been encour- 
aged and made to feel that the Brethren 
church holds the key to ultimate success. For, 
we are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, 
for it is the power of God unto salvation to 
all who believe. 

Along with the revival effort, our orgajii- 
zation succeeded in excavating for a basement 
under the church, thus providing a nice room 
for Sunday school classes and such other uses 
as may be expedient. 

At our regular business meeting, the Inst 
Saturday of the old year, the writer was 
again called to serve as pastor for the ensu- 
ing vear. Yours for the Master, 

W. A. CEOFFORD, Pastor. 

114 Ash Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 


Our Bible study class is increasing in in- 
terest and attendance. It seems like a re- 
vival were in progress. New faces and new 
families are still coming. There is nothing 
like the dear old Book to attract the multi- 
tudes. Praise the Lord. , 

A young man whom the church is proud of 
is home on his vacation from Ashland Col- 
lege, and is rendering valuable assistance. 

A splendid Christmas program and Sunday 
school treat was given Christinas eve to a 
full house, in spite of the weather. The chil- 
dren and those who trained them came 
through mud and rain two or three miles to 
practice, and much credit is due them. The 
service was a real success. 

We are eagerly looking forward, to the 
coming of a pastor. 



The Quiz 
Passing through my home town, I just had 
to stop and sec my mother. She is getting 
old — almost 75. She has had her full share 
of hardships and disappointments, but despite 
all, is quite well and hearty and I think un- 
u.sually keen of mind. She said. Folks here 
are wondering why you are holding meetings 
when you have the Bicentenary Work in 
charge." I wonder if many of our preachere 
and Official Boards are really concerned that 
much. I also had occasion to read a lettel 
from one of the colleges where I had been ; 
it read like this; "I once heard you say thai 
you could hardly get free of the pulpit and 
pastorate; but if you ever doubted where 
your field is, now stop it. So long as you can 
speak and hold your audience as you held and 
thrilled us that morning, that is in itself proof 
that you are doing the thing that you should 
do. Never doubt it. -The students were de- 
lighted and many spoke in the highest terms 
of your address." This college was not Ash- 
land either. It was one of several lette-s that 
testified to the address called the "Bicenten- 
ary Vision ' ' which I am commissioned to give 
to all our churches but which I can not give 
until more of the churches respond with their 
.share of the 10c per member and which has 
not been furnished to this time. The answer 
to my mother was that I could not. because 
the chu-chos will not make it possible to do 
the thing their conference asked me to do. 
Now, many know that I reserved four months 
of my vear for evangelism, but I did not re- 
serve about eight. I do want the churches to 
make it possible after the four months are up, 
to pro ahead with my task but I can not if they 
will not furnish the wherewith. 

To JdinstoTsm 

I am enroute to .Johnstown. He-o is one of 
our Inrgest churches, I happen to know that 
in this month, three of our largest churches 
will be in cnmpaiens against the Devil and 
his hosts. T pray that they shall all win great 
victories. Thev will if they go in .Tesus ' name 
and for his sake. "He has manifested to put 
do'mi the works of the Devil" and we are. 
the bearers of his power if we go in his 
name. T trust every church is going to have 
its "Annual Evangelistic Effort," as the 
■Nrovenient asks. 


During the month of December. I spent two 
■"•eeks and two davs with the Elkhart church. 
The horn factories, which ai-e the main ones 
of that splendid city, were rushed, and wo-ked 
their men iust long enough to keep them from 
church, closing at from 7 to 9 each ex'ening. 
In spite of it all, we had a good meeting and 

good results, perhaps for the effort. The 
church was well ready and had the field well 
plowed. We reaped a good harvest for the 
conditions surrounding us, I think. Our young 
Brother B. S. Stoffer, the pastor, is pursuing 
his studies at Chicago University and could 
not be with us during the week but he has a 
fine place in the hearts of these people and 
has plans for their future that, if followed, 
will put Elkhart on the map of Brethren 
churches, yet. When they move closer to the 
city so that they will not be supporting a 
dinky street car service, without which, after 
all they could not get along now they will 
do big things in Elkhart. They have a field 
of wide scope there, and literally hundreds of. 
good prospects. I hope and pray that they jus- 
tify the faith we have in their opportunity. 
One notable victory was the winning of e 
Spiritist who had recently been given the 
healing power and who renounced it as the 
work of the Devil. Several fine folks of ma- 
ture age were added and Elkhart ought to go 
forward to great victories, as the days come 
and go. Their Sunday school is awfully 
cramped and nothing but a new building will 
satisfy their immediate needs. Brother Hall 
is the efficient superintendent. 

A notable group of boys were won the sec- 
ond Sunday. 


The Sunday following we went to Flora 
with the "Bicentenary Vision." The coldest 
Sunday of the year, our audience was slightly 
below the normal, they said. Here is what is 
now, perhaps, the finest church building in the 
state. Brother W. E. Thomas is the pastor 
and State Secretary for the Movement. He 
was very kind to me and did all he could for 
our comfort and success. The Message was 
well received and a good offering for the 
Movement expenses was lifted. Flora is be- 
coming noted as a preacher-making chu ch. I 
doubt if any church has as many active 
preachers in the denomination as it. This 
speaks well for the mothers and fathers there. 
That is not to say that they do not keep some 
good ones at home. They do. This is one of 
our fine opportunities and it is being well 
husbanded, I think. 


In the evening, I was taken to the nearby 
church of Burlington. Here is a group of 
God's noblemen with a smaller field but still 
winning. Recently, Brethren Dr. Eench, with 
special Bible lectures, and Dr. Shively with 
evangelistic sermons, gave them a great treat 
and won a fine group of people to the church. 
Both made a fine place in the hearts of the 
Burlington brethren who also listened to my 
feeble effort with forbearance and gratitude 
as was evidenced by the offering they gave 

But in a. country where they have the rich- 
est of God's favors, Avhere a brother sold a 
single sow and six' pigs for $12,000 (during 
the war), where others have pedigreed stock 
of all kinds and worth prices that alarm, we 
expect much. Brother Lytle is the pastor and 
they say, knows about as much about the in- 
tricacies of that' game as anybody. He is 
well beloA-ed by his people. He ought to be 
if you knew what I do. 


The next appointment was at Darwin. But 
butchering and sickness and parties and what 
not — cold weather, perhaps, knocked us out 
save for a faithful few with whom we had a 
conversational meeting and promised to return 
under more favorable conditions. The next 
night we were to have been with Cambria, but 
here Brothers Thomas and Flora had just be- 
gun a revival effort and so, we returned home, 

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PAGE 13 

hoping also, that we can meet them at a later 
more favorable time. More later. 



On January 1st, 1921, I received a call from 
the Trinity church, and began work there Jan- 
uary 23rd, 1921. 

Trinity church is beautifully situated in 
Powell's Fort Valley, which is in Shenandoah 
county. It has one thousand inhabitants. 

There are five denominations in this valley, 
of which the Brethren is one of the leading. 

Here we find a number of loyal Brethren 
people, a church well organized with all the 
necessary auxiliaries and in fine working con- 

The Sunday school, under the successful 
leadership of Brother Samuel Shirley and his 
assistant. Brother George Barr has made fine 
progress during the last year; also the Wo- 
man's Missionary Society is well organized 
and doing fine work. 

It is a pleasure for any pastor to work 
with such people who are working so ear- 
nestly for the success of the church. 

One of the objects we had in mind was the 
revival meeting to be held in the fall, and 
when this time arrived we found there was 
very little else for the pastor to do but the 

That the church had a line on the unsaved 
and was praying for their conversion and for 
the success of the meeting was visible at the 
end of the first week when we could see the 
result in those coming forward. As an imme- 
diate result we received eight by baptism, 
and we closed their meeting with all day ser- 
vices and we had as speakers on that day 
Brother E. B. Shaver and Brother Charley 
Haun of the Maurertown congregation. 

One month later we had our love feast on 
which Brother Shaver and Brother Wisman 
were present as ministers, Brother E. B. Shav- 
er offiieating. There were about 85 communi- 
cants. And so we closed the year on Christ- 
mas night with a very interesting Christmas 
program, during which all the children were 
remembered with gifts as well as their pas- 
tor with a purse. 

So 1921 is in the past; we trust the work 
to the Giver of all good and enter 1922 with 
renewed energy and courage and pray that 
the Holy Spirit may direct and prepare us to 
meet the opportunities as they come to us. 

Bealeton, Virginia. 




After closing our meeting at Pleasant 
Grove, Iowa, we came direct to Fort Scott 
and began on December 20th, just in time to 
fight the Christmas interest. As far as 
crowds were concerned things looked pretty 
sick for the first week, but it was no worse 
than I expected at that particular season. 
However, on Christmas day we had two ser- 
vices and had good attendance with a full 
house that night. After that, the crowds 
never left us and we had a full house nearly 
every night and sometimes had to resort to 
chairs in the aisles. 

Here, by request, we gave eight lectures on 
^ the Book of Revelation to large and appre- 
^ ciative audiences for four afternoons each 
week. These classes numbered more than the 
total membership of the church. Besides 
this, we gave a personal worker's course just 
before the evening service, which bore rich 
fruit before the meeting was over. There was 
"something doing" every minute till it was 
over. This was the second meeting for me in 
this city and since I was here before, much 
had occurred to discourage the people. A few 
years ago this church had over 200 members, 
but through internal trouble it had been re- 
duced to about forty. The spirit which had 

caused it hung as a pall over the people till 
it had nearly throttled the work. To say that 
discouragement was in the air would be put- 
ting it mildly. 

Into this situation our meeting was thrust. 
For fourteen days the crowds came, but not 
a move toward the front was made by any. 
Finally we called for a day of fasting and 
prayer, and then things began to happen. 
Members of the church were to be seen on all 
sides fixing up things that had been long 
standing; estrangements were broken with 
forgiveness ;ajid love and then sinners began 
to creep down to the foot of the cross. This 
was just two days before the meeting closed 
when ten had come forward. Then on the last 
Sunday night the Spirit of God broke in upon 
the meeting till a total of forty-nine were 
lined up at the front. Of these a goodly 
number were dedications of life to the for- 
eign mission field. Others came back to the 
Lord they had turned away from, and the 
rest came to be saved who had never made 
the start before. This made a total of lifty- 
nine who came forward during the meeting. 
But the numbers do not tell tne story. It is 
the change in the spirit of the whole church. 
They are now in unity and love and free from 
discouragement and are planning great things 
ahead for the saving of men. Xney have as 
fine a situation near the center of the city 
as could be desired and I am looking forward 
for great things ahead for Fort Scott. Stay 
on your knees. Fort Scott, that's where God's 
blessing fell upon you! 

Brother Geo. E. Cone, the faithful minister 
at this place, has worked long and hard for 
this day, and when he saw it he was glad 
as only one in his place could be. But calam- 
ity has befallen him there in the loss of his 
boy, and poor health. The doctor advises him 
to go west for awhile. Some church in that 
direction desiring a good loyal man of God 
would do well to write him. 

Fort Scott is a church saved through its 
dark hour of trial by the timely and able as- 
sistance of the National Mission Board, and 
the local District Board co-operating. They 
will surely live to see the wisdom of their ac- 
tion before many days. 

I am now at Camden, Ohio. I have two 
dates open still for late spring and summer 
work. Any church desiring a meeting would 
do well to write me here at Camden. I would 
also say that work for neixt winter is already 
lining up and those who are wise will take 
care of next year's meeting now. Those who 
come early can have more of a chance to 
pick their dates, which late comers cannot do. 
I will go to Philadelphia from hero to the 
First Brethren church there. 


P. S. — Talk about hospitality and kindness! 
I sure found it here. I had my home with 
Brother and Sister Cone, and it was a real 
home to me. They could have done no more. 
And the Christmas presents! My, my! And 
they raised $14.50 for me for a new Bible in 
about five minutes! And then early on the 
morning before I left, a dear Sister came clear 
in from out of town to bring me a box . of 
candy. I hope my wife doesn't read this! O, 
well, Praise the Lord. R. P. M. 


It has now been a little over a year since 
we sent in our last church report. Articles 
from here have been in from time to time but 
no church report. Dear brethren, it was not 
because we did not have many things doing 
here which would have looked good in print 
and been a help to some one else in his work. 
Nor was it because w-e did not think of tut. 
Evangelist and ts readers often. We do think 
of our brethren in other congregations much. 
We want now to report the most blessed event 
in our history for the past two or more years. 

During the year God has wonderfully led us 
in many ways. Among them is the way he 
led us to select an evangelist for this year's 

campaign. We have often counseled together 
about an evangelist. Determinedly ana con- 
sistently we have been led to our decision 
for Brother R. Paul Miller again this year. 
Even though at times everything seemed 
working against us the congregation insisted 
on having Brother Miller. When at last we 
had the word that he could give us December 
20 to January 8 it still looked like everything 
was working against us, for the holiday sea- 
son looked like a poor time tor an evangel- 
istic effort. God knows best though. Praise 
his name! We took the date in spite of the 
seeming odds. We are glad we did. May I 
not take the space to tell you a bit about 
this wonderful meeting? 

We went through the meeting from the 
opening service until Thursday night of the 
last week with apparently no results at all. 
That night two of the Sunday school girls 
stepped out on the Lord's side. Praise God! 
Then on the following night, afte^ we had 
fasted and prayed all day four more precious 
souls came to make the good confession and 
four others came to reconsecrate their lives to 
the service of the Master from whom they had 
drifted. Praise the Lord! He giveth the vic- 
tory. On Saturday ni^t we had no service, 
but Sunday was a full day. Oh, the blessing 
of that day! Heaven alone can measure it. 

At the close of the Sunday evening sermon 
the invitation was given and the personal 
workers began to stir in the audience. Souls 
began to come down to the foot of the Cross. 
Soon eight more souls were lined up to make 
the good confession. Then others began to 
come to renew their vo'vs of allegiance to 
the King of Kings and Lord of loras. Thee 
whole audience was stirred as one seldom sees 
an audience stirred. Some began to leave 
while others broke before the Spirit and came 
to him. After a number that reached nearly 
across the front of the house had come Evan- 
gelist Miller began to take the confessions 
and vows of re-consecration. When that was 
done before he had time to call for a song 
another man stepped out and went to the 
front. That started another wave of accept- 
ance which flung itself beside those who had 
gone before. Soon the contessions and vows 
of those were taken. Then Life Work Re- 
cruits were called for. Oh, what a sight it 
was to behold, as young people began to come 
singly and in companies of two and three un- 
til when the whole number was counted it 
ran into a number exceeding twenty. Oh how 
the angels must have rejoiced. Many said we 
have never seen it on this wise before. We 
would not have believed it possible, others 
were heard to remark. When the last confes- 
sion was made and the last re-dedication was 
spoken, there were two lines across the front 
of the church facing each other, waiting for 
the line of Christians who came by to shake 
hands with them and congratulate them on 
the stand they had taken. These two lines 
contained not less than fifty who were stand- 
ing as a witness of what God can do when 
men will yield to his will. Praise God for his 

Among the number who came out in the 
meeting were those from at least five differ- 
ent churches. There were many re-consecra- 
tions, confessions and some who were re- 
claimed. We cannot but thank God for all this 
wonderful work he did for us. Many who in 
the past had become estranged cameand made 
all things right again and will go forward 
serving their Lord faithfully. They are now 
ready to preach a living Gospel to a dying 

On Monday afternoon we baptized seven- 
teen, thirteen of them being confirmed before 
the Love Feast which was held that night. 
Others will be confirmed as soon as possible. 
Oh how we were blessed when we came to 
the Lord's table. There were between si:xty 
and seventy who communed and how they did 
testify to "the blessings God had given them. 
In it all we acknowledged the working of our 

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JANUARY 18, 1922 

Lord by tke Spirit. May his name be praised 
for he doeth. lar more than we could ask or 

Brethren, we covet your prayers as we 
launch forth into this New iTear with these 
newborn souls. May God so lead each of us 
that we may be bright lights before these 
' ' new born babes ' ' in Christ, is our prayer 
and we ask you to pray to that end. 

751 Holbrook Street. 


The Leon work is moving nicely consider- 
ing the fact that we have no regularly em- 
ployed pastor. 

The weather and roads have been good all 
through the fall months, and our Sunday 
school attendance has kept up good with S. 
E. Garber in charge as superintendent. 

The prayer meeting department is under the 
supervision of Brother Elmer Cheney who 
makes a splendid leader. 

The Woman's Missionary Society under the 
leadership of Sister Emma Garver as presi- 
dent, is making a good showing. 

The Sisterhood Girls with Sister Goverdell 
as patroness and Wibna Garber as president, 
are getting down to work in good shape. 

S. A. Garber is the new president of the 
Y. P. S. C. E., and we believe will have a 
knack of injecting plenty of pep in the meet- 
ings with good results. 

We now have a fine bunch of boys enrolled 
in the Boy Scout movement with F. W. Gar- 
ber as Scout Master. They went on their 
first hike the last week of December and they 
are surely an enthusiastic bunch of boys. 
This is a good movement to get hold of the 
men of the future for church work. Our scout 
boys have their own class in the Sunday 
school and their Scout Master is their teach- 
er, and all boys that are enrolled come. 

Our Christmas entertainment was the best 
it has ever been my privilege to attend; Sis- 
ter Sue Cheney was placed in charge of train- 
ing the primary department of the Sunday 
school for this occasion. The selections were 
all splendid and the training unsurpassed. 
After the program we observed the ' ' White 
Gift" representing the "great sacrifice" by 
placing a decorated cross on the rostrum at 
the foot of which was laid money to the 
amount of $37.63 besides other valuable gifts 
for the poor and needy. After this part of 
the program the large door back of the pulpit 
was raised, exposing to view a, beautifully 
decorated Christmas tree, ladened with gifts 
for all, which beautifully symbolized God's 
great gift to all mankind and the ' ' Joy to 
the world" pi'oelaimed by the angels on that 
memorable night. A good audience was in 
attendance and all felt that it was a service 
worth while. 

On the first Sunday of January each year 
since the Leon church was built, it has been 
our practice to hold an all day meeting, at 
which time in addition to the regular services 
we review the business of the past year, and 
map out our plans for the future. This year 
although the first Sunday was also New Year 's 
day we held this yearly meeting. On account 
of so many families making New Year's day 
home coming day, all of the members were 
not able to be in attendance. But a goodly 
number came with well filled baskets. The 
Sunday school convened at 10 A. M., with 75 
in attendance. After the Sunday school ses- 
sion Sunday school officers for this year were 
elected as follows: Superintendent, S. E. Gar- 
ber; Assistant Superintendent, Ernest Cum- 
mins; Secretary, Helen Springer; Treasurer, 
Alfred Deck. 

Next in order was dinner in the church 
basement, which was heartily enjoyed by all. 
Then after a social hour all gathered in the 
auditorium for a business session. The writer, 
being moderator opened the session with a 
short talk on ' ' Church Government. ' ' After 
the routine work was finished, a proposition 

was made to clean up $15U of indebtedness 
which was contracted on last year's preacn- 
er's salary, because of the inaoility of some 
to pay tueir pleages on account of xhe recent 
money panic. The amount was enthusiastically 
pledgea and nearly all of it paid m cash. 

The indebtedness on the church building 
which is about $1500, was then given consia- 
eration. The plan ol setting asiae, to be ap- 
plied on this aebt, all of the collections taken 
Doth in the Sunday school and church services 
on the fifth Sunuay of each month having 
five Sundays, was unanimously adopted. The 
subject 01 a pastor for this year was dis- 
cussed at some length, after which a motion 
was enthusiastically adopted to continue the 
Garber boys as preachers the rest of the year, 
and apply the money which would otherwise 
be paid to a pastor to lifting the mortgage 
from our church house. 

It is believed that by these plans the full 
amount can be raised this year. 

This meeting exhibited the most pep and 
real enthusiasm of any church business meet- 
ing it has ever been the lot of the writer to 
attend. A real spirit of brotherly love and 
co-operation prevailed. The evening services 
were well attended and all went to their 
homes full of hope and happy anticipation for 
the future of the Leon Brethren church. 



Editor Evangelist: Dear Sir: 

It has been some little time since you have 
had a report from Mt. Etna, but I wish to 
say ^ve are still on the map so far as the 
church and God's work is concerned. 

I wish to report our revival held during 
December. We were vci-y fortunate in secur- 
ing Elder F. G. Coleman as our evangelist. 
And to those who have heard him enough has 
been said. And to those who have not, they 
have surely missed a rare treat. We had a 
fine meeting, but as is always the case, we 
closed too soon. I am sure with another 
week we would have seen great results. The 
attendance was all and more than we had 
hoped for. Eive persons confessed Christ as 
their personal Savior, four uniting with the 
church. These were all adults. The church 
has been greatly strengthened, and with the 
aid of Brother W. E. Kemp, whom we have 
secured for the coming year, we may hope to 
do much for Christ. 

Our Sunday school is doing fine work. Our 
average attendance being 53. We are very 
proud of our record as a Sunday school, con- 
sidering there are two other schools in session 
at the same hour in a village of about 120 
souls. We have a very good and efficient 
superintendent and an excellent corps of 
teachers. 1 had almost forgotten to mention 
our choir leader, during our meeting, W. E. 
Kemp. He is certainly fine in his line of 
work. Any one wishing a song leader will do 
well to secure his services. AVishing for your- 
self and all the brotherhood a very happy, 
prosperous year, I am, 

Yours truly, 
CHESTEE M. FOX, Church Secretary. 


We are still pressing the battle ' ' away down 
in Dixie," and are pleased to report progress 
in the work of the Lord. Seven have been 
added to the church by baptism and two by 
letter since our last report. During the year 
1921 twenty-four were added to the church by 
baptism, eight by letter and one by state- 
ment. The Sunday school attendance was 
also considerably increased. A sisterhood of 
Mary and Martha and an Intermediate Society 
of Christian Endeavor were organized during 
the year, giving added opportunity for spir- 
itual development and Christian service to 
our young people. 

We have also just closed the best financial 
year in the history of the Roanoke Brethren 

church, and that in spile of severe financial 
depression. _ Many or tne men were witnout 
employment mucn of tlie time. Tnis was not 
acnieved by extraordinary generosity, but 
rather by systematic giving, unaer tne bless- 
ing of God. With a pcrfecang of the system 
we hope to attain even better results. 

We nave not always had smootn sailing and 
everytning to our iiking, but we have tried 
to do our best and are encouraged by the re- 
sults of our labors to go forward into the new 
year, trusting in the Lord for greater achieve- 
ments m tlie year to come, v, c ..trc yr^umn^ 
to build or buy a parsonage soon. A commit 
tee has been appointed and otlier steps taken 
for that purpose. It is the most pres^iing im- 
mediate need of our work, i'or some it seems 
like a large undertaking, but uy tlie grace of 
God we can .do it. God has been with us and 
we will trust him for continued blessing. To 
him be all the praise and glory. 

1007 Fairfax Avenue, N. W. 


It has been quite a while since any report 
has appeared m the Evangelist from this 
place. Happily that does not incidate inac- 
tivity. And, while there is room for much 
improvement, yet we are glad to note the 
spienoid progress that has been, and is being 
made in almost, if not quite, every depart- 
ment of the chUiCh. 

"One of the most gratifying features of the 
growth that has been steauy and healtny, 
rather than spasmodic. From week to week 
we have hardly been able to see much gain. 
But a comparison with other years shows tnat 
for the year 19iy the average attendance in 
the Sunday school was 105; in 1920 tUe aver- 
age attendance was 110; and for the year just 
closed, 1922, (with full tiime preaching ser- 
vices) the average attendance was loa. And 
if we may base a prophecy upon the present 
outlook, we shall greatly exceed this figure in 
the year 1922. 

In the attendance at the preaching services 
a similar growth has been maue. And while 
as definite a report cannot be made as to ex- 
act attendance (due to no count being made), 
yet a very encouraging increase is easily no- 
ticeable. A little more than a year ago, for 
instance, soon after we began giving ail our 
time to the work at this place, there was one 
Sunday evening when we had only 18 folks 
present at a Sunday evening service. And 
this was just following one of our revival 
meetings. At the holiday time, when sur- 
rounding churches were having their enter- 
tainments, I think we had, perhaps, our small- 
est audiences, which would number not far 
from 75 persons present. And on last Sun- 
day night we had, I think, our largest audi- 
ence at a regular church service, ivhen the 
main auditorium was full as also one of the 
Sunday school rooms, aggregating probably 
200. Another encouraging feature of our 
church attendance is the fact that several 
new people are showing no small interest. I 
do not think that we have received any new 
membei's since our last report, but we are 
sowing the .seed to the best of our ability. 
We look forward to the harvest later. Our 
evangelistic services will be held, the Lord 
willing, the latter part of March and first of 
April. This time the pastor will be his own ' 
evangelist. , ' . 

Our women's organization is planning for 1 
larger things, which we trust will mean much ■^ 
to the society as well as the church. Also the 
Sisterhood Girls are having splendid meetings 
each month. Recently they sent a Chastmas 
box to Riverside Institute. They are striving 
to reach all the goals indicated by the nation- 
al organization. 

The Young People's Society seems to be 
gaining in attendance and interest. This or- 
ganization has a great field- for development, 
and in time we believe it will come into its 

JANUARY 18, 1922 


PAGE 15 

own. The young people are here but seem- 
ingly have not been educated to such endea- 
vor. We have here some mighty fine, loyal 
young people, however, and it is upon their 
persistent loyalty that we base our prophecy 
for a better Society. 

We have also been much gratified by the 
splendid response which our pei/ple have made 
to the appeal to establish the family altar. 
I fear no problem or task which may confront 
the church if our people are only praying 

In just one direction must we report any 
very distinct problem. That is along financial 
lines. Our people are nearly all farmers, 
many not having their farms paid for, and 
some very heavily in debt. And the financial 
depression, which is general, has struck our 
people with special force. The high prices 
they must pay for what they have to buy, and 
the low prices received for what they have 
to sell, makes it difficult for us to measure 
up to what may be expected of us. 

Brethren pray jlor us that his cause may 
grow and prosper as it ought at New Leb- 
anon. GEO. W. KOSrZIE, Pastor. 


The Conemaugh church is still plugging 
along in a steady, cheerful grind. Organiza- 
tions are showing a healthy gain over the 
last year. Church attendance fairly good, 
Sunday school better than this time last year 
(161 compared with 128 last year at this 
time) with a reach of 200 for one Sunday 
and 175 for another. This has given us a 
taste for an averagee attendance of 200, 
which we are trying for a goal now. Last 
year the average was about 140. We don't 
want skyrocket conditions; burnt sticks are 
all that are left, usually. The Sisterhood 
Girls are doing fine, with increased interest 
and a steadily growing membership. Boy 
Scouts seem stationary, but with a good out- 
look. W. M. S. is still an interrogation. We 
had to change our Sewing Circles into a dif- 
ferent organization to have our women 's work 
uniform with the rest of the churches. A 
splendid lot of women that have a big job 
to change their goals from liquidation of a 
church debt into a world-wide interest in the 
Kingdom. It is a rough road to travel, but 
we have faith in the final outcome. 

Christian Endeavor in the Conemaugh 
church has had pretty much of a handicap. 
With the multiplication of organized classes 
the resultant inquiry, ' ' Why the duplication 
of activities ' ' The effect was the dropping 
of the Christian Endeavor. We have tried to 
resUrreef the organization, but cannot. It is 
good to know this danger, then the rocks can 
be avoided. It will take some elearcut defini- 
tions to persuade us of the use of so much 
organization. It is time for a good discussion 
of the limitations of some of our organiza- 
tion, and the average church ought to be con- 
sidered the basis of discussion, not the church 
crowded with such a large attendance that 
there is plenty of room for all. This might 
be one of the necessaiy problems of the com- 
ing year. If we have a small church what 
are the limitations of organized classes and 
Christian Endeavor societies. 


W^e have had the pleasure and profit of a 
meeting under the leadership of Miss Aboud. 
A woman evangelist was a novelty, but we 
are usually willing to try anything good 
once. So we planned with our good Sister 
Aboud for the meeting. It took place in No- 
vember. She was axcellent. A strong person- 
ality. She did some original things also. They 
were fine. The usual objection on the part of 
many to the preaching of a woman was easily 
met. Miss Aboud has a strong voice and was 
easily heard throughout the building. We had 
an excellent interest from the start. How- 
ever, our fellow Christians of other churches 

filled the house, as Miss Abend's expositions 
from the Oiiental standpoint were intensely 
interesting. She is an earnest consecrated 
Bible student and as a result her efforts were 
edifying. The results numerically were good; 
there were 30 confessions and 29 baptisms. 
There were a number of indifferent Christians 
of different churches revived. For all of these 
things we are supremely thankful to our 
heavenly Father. 

The fine thing about our sister 's preaching 
was her sound doctrines. She is safe and 
sound on what we consider evangelical Chris- 
tian doctrine. We can heartily commend her, 
if you have the fi-uits of the Spirit in readi- 
ness for a revival. 


For the coming year we are hopeful of in- 
creased usefulness in the Kingdom. We can- 
not report any pyrotechnieal results. We like 
to plod, until the plodding results in steady 
progress. The other kind looks doubtful to us. 
We plod and pray. G. H. JONES. 


The Indiana Conference is anxious to have 
on file a correct list of all ministers ordained 
in the District (or by authority of a congre- 
gation in the District), and if all such who 
have not received and filled the blank ' ' Appli- 
cation for Ordination," will send me his ad- 
dress, I will send such blank to be filled as 
complete as possible, which will then be a 
part of our conference record. 

Please do not pass this notice by as of lit- 
tle consequence, as a record of the ministers 
who have gone out from this conference dis- 
trict is certainly desirable. We have been too 
careless about our records. Let's go back and 
start right. G. W. BENCH, 

Chairman Examining Board, 

214 E. Broadway St., South Bend, Indiana. 


School has reconvened after the holidays 
and the end of the semester is rapidly ap- 
proaching. The second semester begins Jan- 
uary 31. That would be a good time for 
those who can spend but half a year in school 
to enter. Already, we have some new enroll- 
ments for the last half of the year. 

The architect who has been employed by 
the Building Committee was here yesterday 
and went over the plans for the new build- 
ing. His estimate was thirty cents per cubic 
foot and expressed his opinion that it might 
be twenty-five cents by spring. Before the 
war his firm erected school buildings for as 
low as fifteen cents per cubic foot. 

There came to my desk the other day the 
report of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. 
Among other achievements of the past year, 
there was noted the fact that the Chamber 
had been instrumental in raising $50,000 and 
over for the College., and added the well- 
known and significant remark, that the church 
was to raise a like amount. Hence, it is per- 
fectly evident that we as a church must be 
up and doing in this regard. 

Dean Miller read a very able paper on the 
Atonement before the City Ministerium on 
Monday, the 9th. 

I went to Bryan, Ohio, over the holidays, 
preaching twice in our church there, address- 
ing the Woman's Missionary Society and the 
Sisterhood Girls and also the Williams County 
Ministerial Association. This makes the 
thirty-third church in our own denomination 
which I have been able to visit since I have 
been president of the College. Brother and 
Sister Maus seem to have a fine congregation 

at Bryan and the work is moving forward. I 
enjoyed my visit there and the kind hospi- 
tality of the Bryan church. 

Dr. Shively addressed the City W. C. T. V. 
on Monday, the 9th of January. 

Tuesday evening, January 10th, the local 
church through its young people entertained 
the members of the College. A short program 
was rendered and refresiiments were served. 
The feeling between the two organizations is 
very cordial. 

During the holiday vacation, the Alumni 
Association got out a special number of the 
College Bulletin in which some very interest- 
ing matter was set forth. Barring some ty- 
pographical errors, the bulletin was very com- 
mendable. The following from a letter from 
Dr. Gillin, a member of the Board of Trus- 
tees, was much appreciated: "I have just re- 
ceived your Alumni Edition of the College 
Quarterly. It is fine. I am hoping that the 
plans for the building may go ahead with the 
opening of spring." He also commended Dean 
Miller's very forward looking article on train- 
ing men for the ministry. 


We old people have lately been surprised 
and showered several times but not seriously 
hurt. The first surprise came when Lincoln 
White and family of Wabash and Horace Cook 
and family of Peru, Indiana, came m regular 
picnic style with filled baskets and took pos- 
session of the kitchen .and served a dinner 
good enough for a king to partake of. We 
all dined together as one famiiy and all en- 
joyed the occasion greatly. 

Some time later another of my little wife's 
brothers, Jacob White, (single) also of Wa- 
bash, Indiana, came and remained with us 
several days. He seemed very quiet, but 
when he went away he threw a wad at his 
little delicate sister, it looked like a ten dol- 
lar bill with Abe Lincoln's picture on it. No 
damage done to us, Jacob. 

Again we were surpased when Paul Beam, 
a teacher in North Manchester, Indiana, with 
his mother, Anna, and sister Maud Beam, all 
members of the Eoann church, and Eflle Wray 
of the Center Chapel church, came rushing on 
to us one Saturday evening and actually took 
full possession of the house, especially the 
kitchen. When mention was maae about sup- 
per we were told, ' ' Now, you just keep still, 
we are doing this." So we had to remain 
mute. We old chaps were nevertheless po- 
litely invited to sit up and share the grand 
supper with them. Maybe we were so well 
treated because of the fact that Mrs. Swi- 
hart's name by marriage became Beam. But 
when she was a widow and I a widower I got 
that ' ' Beam ' ' in my eye. I then procured a 
license and had Brother W. J. Lytle to take 
the Beam out and he did it all light, and did 
it all by words at that, and I have been able 
to see pretty clearly ever since. Well by the 
way, Anna Beam and Effie Wray are my 
little wife's step-daughters by her first mar- 

The people here mentioned remained with 
us overnight and also served a sumptuous 
morning meal, to which we had to sit down 
and share the morning repast with them. We 
all enjoyed this grand visit. The women 
made themselves likely talking with their lit- 
tle stepmother, and Paul and I made good the 
time talking of church and school matters. 

The next day (Sunday morning) there came 
another surprise — a surprise to us all — when 
another group of visitors came. This time it 
was Mr. Jones, wife and daughter, of Peru, 
and old Mother Jones of Loree, and Viola 
Martin of Galveston, Indiana. They too 

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JANUARY 18, 1922 

brought baskets iilled with the rich bounties 
of lUother Ji,arth, ana all eujoyca a aiuuer as 
of one happ3' family. When aiuucjr was caiieu, 
tne Old man wh.o is soriDbiing these lines feii 
aisposed to apologize, preferring others to be 
sealed to the table hrsi, but the old cnap was 
taKen by the hands anu puUed out of his oiu 
rocker ana was seatett by the sitte of his iittie 
wife. Well, we rather enjoyed this kma of 
treatment after all, it appeared so mucli nke 
one happy family seateu together. Xhe most 
surprising feaiure of this event was the fact 
that neiiner party knew of the other's coming 
until all were here, fcio it Happened that we 
ha-d the Beams, and Wrays, anU Joneses, and 
Martins all here and enjoyed a bountiful 
earthly and social feast togetner. 

What made this visit especiaUy pleasant to 
us was the fa,et that the visitors were all of 
one spiirtuai family, some having been mem- 
bers since 1881, two of whom escaped the 
ranks of the enemy during the historic ' ' Bat- 
tle of Bunker Hill," later known as Lorec, in 
the month of March of 1883. 

Thank the Lord we certainly enjoyed this 
gTand visit. 

Again, we were happily surprised when 
Elder B. H. Flora and Uev. R. I. Humberd and 
two of the oldest members of the Mt. Pleas- 
ant church, now known as Cambria, came in 
one day. Brother "Ben" entertained the 
company by relating luyidcnts that occurred 
about the time of the introduction of the 
Brethren cause at Flora. He told us of some 
things that w'e knew and also some that we 
did not know until revealed to us by him w^hen 
here. By the way, he brought many things 
fresh to our mind of which we may give an 
account later. 

Again, we were surprised but not hurt when 
one day Elders Martin Shively of Ashland 
College, and W. T. Lytle, pastor at Burling- 
ton and College Corner churches, came in. The 
time for them to remain was short, but was 
well improved by social talk, and prayer lead 
by Brother Shively which we appreciated 
very much. 

The G-rand Shower 
Some time prior to the 15th of December 
21 minor showers came to us from old friends, 
but on the 15th, my 81st birthday anniver- 
sary, we were more than ever surprised with 
a GEAND SHOWEE, when the mail carrier 
drove up to our gate and said, "Is this your 
birthday?" I said, "yes." He said, "You 
must have a good many friends. You must 
be running for some big office. I couldn 't get 
the mail in the box, so I brought it to you. ' ' 
Then he gave out presents and a bunch of 
mail, consisting mostly of cards and letters of 
greetings and well wishes and congratulations. 
One lady wrote in large letters, "Be of good 
cheer, God is not mocked; Whatsoever a man 
soweth that shall he also reap. ' ' We certain- 
ly thank all those brethren and friends who 
have so kindly remembered us in our old age. 
And knowing that some who had part in 
bringing on this shower would like to know 
something of the result of this 81st birthday 
anniversary — what it did for us, and they 
have a right to know, but it Avould be a task 
to answer all personally, so will answer in a 
wholesale way if the Editor will consent, hop- 
ing all who feel concerned about this matter 
will also feel satisfied with this kind of re- 

In this report will be included a few pres- 
ents that came a few days prior to the 15th 
of December, also some that came just a little 
late for the day are here credited as both 
birthday and Christmas presents, some having 
mentioned both. 

Presents — 1 mattress, 2 rockers, 1 bo.x cook- 
ies, 1 box candy, 1 pound nice honey and 2 
Letters received, 56; Cards, 108; Total, 161. 

We also received a pleasant surprise letter 
from Brother E. L. Miller, pastor of the Nap- 
panee church, and the following gifts from 
classes in the Sunday school: 

Alexander Mack Bible class, taught by pas- 

tor, $31.53; Golden Hour Bible class, taught 
by J:as. Gosper, $3.00; Young Ladies' Bible 
class, taught by Mrs. Cora Stuckman, $3.00; 
Loyal Workers' Bible class, taught by Mrs. 
U. J. Shively, $5.00. Total, $12.53. 

We are very grateful for these substantial 
gifts. The total of gifts in checks and money 
figures up to $120.13. 

Thank you, brethren, one and all, whether 
large or small. We should be pleased to give 
the names of all who have so kindly greeted 
us with words of kindness and cheer, but space 
forbids it, but Elders and Evangelists and 
pastors and professors and teachers as also 
Sunday school classes will know that we 
greatly appreciate your favors. 

May the good Lord bless you one and all. 

Mulberry, Indiana. 


All money received by this office for Home 
Missions during the months of November 
and December, was combined with the offer- 
ing taken at Thanksgiving time and is re- 
ported as The Thanksgiving Offering. Unless 
it was requested, names of contributors giv- 
ing smaller amounts than $5.00 are not printed 
in this report excepting in instances when the 
offering was sent direct to us. The letter 
"M" preceding the totals, indicates mem- 
bership in the ' ' HOME GUARD. ' ' The As- 
terisk indicates that the goal of $1.00 per 
member w'as reached. Others expect to reach 
the goal some time during the year, our church 
in Dayton being among that number. Several 
churches have sent in their offering since Jan- 
uary 1st and will be published in the next re- 

We wish to thank all who have had a part 
in the offering, which we are hoping will be 
sufficient to meet the budget planned by the 
Board for the year. If the churches that have 
not sent us their offering yet, will keep the 
average up, we see no reason why the budget 
can not be met. We trust that ere long every 
church will have sent us their contribution. 
Congratulations are due to the churches that 
have reached the goal. 
Ohio District Amount 

*Biyan, $210.00 

Camden, 12.00 

Columbus, 50.00 

Dayton, 869.77 

Premont, 28.66 

Gratis, 58.00 

Gretna, 55.00 

Louisville, 169.90 

New Lebanon, 44.00 

North Liberty, 10.00 

Miamisburg, 15.69 

Middle Branch, 46.00 

Rittman, 21.10 

Pleasant Hill, 101.00 

Williamstown, 21.31 

West Ale.xandria, 25.27 

Salem, 45.27 

Indiana District Amount 

Ardmore, $ 24.07 

*Bothel (Berne), 157.71 

Burlington, 52.21 

County' Line, 10.00 

Clay City, 49.00 

*Elkhart, 215.00 

Flora, 161.00 

Goshen (partial rejaort), 20.00 

Gravelton, 15.00 

Huntington, 7.00 

Milford (Grace), 64.25 

LaPaz, 28.00 

Nappanee, 80.00 

*New Paris, 53,00 

New Enterprise, 16.30 

North Liberty, 123.50 

North Manchester, 263.67 

Oakville, 43.50 

Roann 129.77 

Sidney, 39.00 

South Bend, 26.00 

Tiosa, 23.28 

Warsaw, 71.50 ] 

Pennsylvania District Amount 

Aleppo, 52.00 

*Allentown, 104.00 

Altoona, 99.00 

BerUn, 157.82 

Brush Valley, 8.00 

Calvary, 5.00 

Couemaugh, 72.26 

Jones Mills, 15.40 

Johnstown (1st), 237.00 

Johnstown (3rd), 49.58 

Listie, 31.00 

"'Martmsburg, 74.50 

Masontown, . 100.00 

Moyersdale, 68.29 

*Pittsburgh, 170.00 

Philadelphia (3rd), 10.00 

Summit Mills, 83.63 

* Uniontown, 169.00 

Vandergrif t, 5.00 

Waynesboro, 7.00 

West Kittanniug, 20.00 

SergeantsviUe, N. J., 42.00 

Maryland- Virginia District Amount 

*Bethlehem, $ 75.00 

Dayton, V'a., 61.15 

Krypton, Ky., 5.00 

Lost Creek, Ky., 37.85 

Linwood, Maryland, 25.00 

Mt. OUve, 15.60 

Mt. Zion, . 5.00 

Oak Hill, W. Va., 13.40 

Pleasant Valley, Md., 15.94 

Prosperity, W. Va., 5.00 

■■Terra Alta, W. Va., 79.79 

Trinity, Va., 13.50 

■'■Washington, D. C, 205.00 

Mid-West District Amount 

Falls City, Nebr., (Partial Report), ..$ 27.00 
Portis, Kansas, (Partial Report), .... 10.00 

Fort Scott, Kansas, 17.00 

Maple Grove, Kansas, 31.00 

Garleton, Nebr., 58.55 

Uliokota District Amount 

Garleton, Iowa, $ 7.50 

Cerro Gordo, 111., 9.25 

Dallas Center, Iowa, 95.00 f 

Hudson, Iowa, 53.20 

Leon, Iowa, 37.27 

Mt. Etna, Iowa, 12.40 

Pleasant Grove, Iowa, . 5.00 

Udell, Iowa, 10.00 

Waterloo, Iowa, 84.28 

Michigan District Amount 

*Campbell, Glarksville, $105.00 

Northern CaUfomia District Amount 

Turlock, $ 96.50 

Southern CaUfomia District Amount 

La Verne, $ 68.00 

Long Beach, 225.00 

*Whittier, 254.75 

(To be Continued) 


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Baptism, (8 pp.) by Gillin, per 100, 50 cents. 
These are well written doctrinal tracts, 
goncise and to the point. Every Brethren , 
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also among raany who are already members 
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Volume XLIV 
Number 4 

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The Need of Competent 

"The failure to raise up a competent ministry 
would be a far greater failure than not to win con- 
verts to the Christian faith, because the enlarging 
of the Kingdom ever waits for leaders of power. 
What calamity, next to the withdrawal of Christ's 
presence, should be more dreaded than to have 
young men of genius and of large equipment with- 
hold from responding to the call of the Christian 
ministry? And yet this is the calamity which is 

Dr. Mott spoke these words fourteen gears ago, but 
they were never so true as now. 

The church must consider the cry of | 

its youth for training today, I 

If they are to heed its call to enlist- ! 

ment and service tomorrow \ 





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A Eepresentative Church Paper in Eve.y Home — Editor, 

A Testimony to the Benefit of Tithing — Editor, 

Editorial Beview, 

In Charge of the Invisible Switch — H. E. Epplcy, 

The Work of the Church— W. C. Benshoff, 

Another View on Supplying the Pulpit — Samuel H. Buzard, . . 
Arc the Distinctive Brethren Doctrines Important? — ^Claude 


Church Attendance and Worship — Lyman B. Wilkius, 

2 When Jonah ST\allowed the Whale — Dr. Charles A. Bame, 

3 The Purpose of the Sunday School — Thobui-n C. Lyon, . . 

3 AVhite Gift Offering, 

4 Tenth Legion Department — E. A. Myer, 

5 Senior Endeavor — Be a Doer — Cora Culp, 

() Christian Endeavor Week — J. A. Garber, , 

The Ch.istian's Business — G. C. Cai-pentcr, 

7 E.xcerpts from Missionary Epistles, 


A Representative Church Paper in Every Home 

' ' No member of the Brethren church can be lutelligciitly loyal 
to the denominational interests unless he is a reader of the official 
organ of his church — The Brethren Evangelist." This statement was 
recently made by a p.omincnt pastor. We dare say there would be 
sounded a mighty chorus of "Amens, " if it were possible for the 
thousands of faithful readers of this paper to express their assent in 
our hearing. This we believe, not because of the particular individual 
who is responsible for editing it each week, but because the organ 
itself is dedicated to the support of all the general interests of the 
church, as well as the individual congregational interests. Every de- 
partment of our church's work is supported through its columns and 
every phase of our distinctive denominational plea is expounded and 
championed b}' its many writers. 

It is the only o.gan the Brethren people have that is dedicated 
to the popagation of the Whole Gospel, the support of all its enter- 
prises and the escchange of congregational news. Many of the large 
denominations have a number of general church papers, or papers 
established in different sections of the country and devoted to the in- 
terests of the whole church and their sections in particular, but The 
Brethren Evangelist is our only church paper. And for that reason 
special effort has been put forth to make it truty the organ of the 
whole brotherhood, the voice of the entire people, so far as is possible. 
The members of the editorial staff were selected by the Publication 
Board with a view to representing the thought-life of the brotherhood, 
and persistent effort has ^een made by the editor to get in touch 
wi.h write s, both ministerial and laj', from every nook and corner 
of the land. Almost every congregation has a number of individ- 
uals whose voices arc being heard in The Evangelist from time to 
time. Out of all the exchanges that come into our office we have 
found no church paper that so trul)^ is the voice of the whole people 
ar. is our own church paper. Others are able to secure the services 
of highly paid editors and noted writers, but none gives such gener- 
ous space to the sentiments, opinions 'and news of the average folk 
as does The Evangelist. Nor have we discovered any other paper 
that carries on such extensive propaganda in the interests of the 
various enterprises of the denomination, such as missions, both for- 
eign and home, educational, benevolent, as well as the departmental 
organizations. Every church au.xiliary has its voice and every legiti- 

mate enterprise gets its boost in the round of the year. Therefore it 
can be truly said that The Evangelist is a representative paper of its 
denomination as few papers are. 

It is not therefore in any egotistic sense that w-e say we think 
our friend is right when ho says, "No member of the Brethren 
church can be intelligently loyal to the denominational interests" 
without his only church paper. For how can people be loyal to that 
with which the}' do not keep in touch, and how can they keep in 
touch with that concerning which they do not read, and how can 
they read concerning the vital interests of their church's life when 
they do not take the only paper that deals with such interests? Nor 
do we speak in any selfish sense when we say that every congregation 
ought to see that The Evangelist is going into every home represented 
by its membership, but in the interest of the most intelligent loyalty 
on the part of the membership of every congregation and the highest 
welfare of the ^hole church. From this standpoint the church paper 
is indispensiblc. This is a fact to which many congregations are 
bearing witness. 

The most successful method thus far discovered for realizing this 
coveted goal is tha budget plan. This means placing an Evangelist 
subscription for each and every homo on the yearly financial budget 
of the church, just as you make an allowance on your budget for 
church music, or Sunday school literature, or coal, or janitor's ser- 
vice. When this is done the solicitors usually ask the members to 
add a little extra to their pledges for church support for the year to 
cover this item. Some pledge the amount of the subscription extra, 
some more and some less. But usually each home where there are 
members who may be considered active will find it possible to give 
at least a small amount for this purpose. So that the churches find it 
no burden to raise the extra amount. Where the budget plan has 
been tried, and where effort has been made to encourage the reading 
of the paper (for some people — even church members — do very little 
reading except of daily papers), churches- have found it a most valu- 
able plan and The Evangelist has become an indispensible part of 
the church's life. 

And is not the plan most reasonable? Is it not as logical that 
every member should have the church paper as that every Sunday 
school scholar should have a quarterly or a Sunday school paper? And 

JANUARY 25, 1922 



does it not seem proper that the church should supply the paper to 
cve.y home, so that those who can afford it and those who cannot 
may have it and be made intelligent and inspired to loyalty through 
its pages? If the churches that have not tried this plan could know 
the satisfaction of the many that have, they would not be long in 
adopting it, and the progress of theii: local work and the work of the 
church at large would be greatly increased. May God give yet others 
the courage and the faith to take this forward step. 

A Testimony to the Benefit of Tithing 

(Publication of the following testimony has been delayed several 
weeks for lack of space but it is still timely and we hope will en- 
courage others to try the plan). 

Christian stewardship is becoming quite a popular theme for dis- 
cussion in religious circles. But the practice of it lags. One of the 
last standards to be attained of all the teachings and requirements of 
the Gospel is that which has to do with ouif finances. As a inile the 
Christian 's .attitude towa,rd his finances differs nothing from that of 
the man of the world. His possessions are his own to do with as he 
may choose. If he chooses to give a portion to the woik of the Lord, 
that is his business, and the amount he shall give is 'also a matter 
of his own concern. In theory most Christian people recognize that 
all that they h^ve .and are belong to the Lord; that their possessions 
are the Lord's and are given to them in trust; that they are mere 
stewards of a portion of God's wealth. But comparatively few take 
the theory seriously enough to practice it; to give back to the Lord 
a definite portion of the goods he has given them, as a recognition 
of his ownership and their stewardship. It is encouraging however to 
note that there is an increasing number of those who are willing to 
give to the Lord that which is his due, to give at least a tithe of 
all their increase as a demonstration of their belief in the principle 
of stewardship. It is interesting to observe that wherever this prin- 
ciple has been practiced conscientiously, it has proven not only a 
most successful plan of church finance, but 'a beneficial and joy-giving 
system for the individual. And seldom is it ever given up by anyone 
who ha(S once realized the personal benefits to be derived from its 
practice. The following letter, occasioned by a former editorial on the 
subject, is typical of the testimony of practically all who have ex- 
perienced the joy of faithful stewardship: 

"I>ear Editor: I saw and read the editorial on Christian Stew- 
ardship in our good and welcome Brethren Evangelist recently. I am 
always anxious to read its good editorials, and this one was espe- 
cially interesting. I felt a desire to give my testimony, hoping that 
my experience might help some one else to try tithing, who may have 
been thinking of the matter. 

"I believe in tithing and have found it a great joy. I have 
tithed for nearly three yeara. It was sometime after I began until 
I could convince my husband that it was a good thing to do, but we 
are both now tithing, and it is wonderful how the Lord has opened 
the windows of his storehouse and poured out his blessings upon us 
from time to time. We would not think of going back to the old 
haphazard way of doing things for Jesus. I am praying that if any 
one who happens to read these lines should t:y tithing, they may 
find my experience true in their own lives. With much love for tho 
church and its work, I am. Your sister in Christ, 

"(Signed) MES. OTTO STOUT." 

It would be a real pleasure to publish other testimonies as op- 
portunity permits, if there should be others who desire to bear testi- 
mony to the wisdom and blessedness of following God's plan of rec- 
ognizing his ownei-ship and man's stewardship. We add our prayers 
to those of our sister, that her testimony may lend encoura-gement to 
some one who may be contemplating accepting God's challenge: 
"Bring ye .all the tithes into, the storehouse. . . and prove me, . . . 
if I will not open the windows of heajven and pour you out a blessing 
such that there shall not be room enough to receive it" (Malachi 


First report of Publication Day offerings are fine. There are 
churches reaching the goal of 50c per member. Is yours? Do it now. 

The persevering little group of Garden City, near Eoanoke, Vir- 
ginia, are making splendid progress under the pastoral care of Broth- 
er George Donahoo. 

White Gift offerings on Sunday school page showing fine. Nap- 
panee is the top-notcher to date. Eeports have been unusually 
prompt. Keep coming. 

Brother Quinter M. Lyon writes that any church in need of a 
pastor for the summer months may w.ite him at 2 Alexander Hall, 
PrincetiOn, New J«rsey, where he is pursuing a seminary course. 

Next special day in the Bicentenary schedule is Benevolence Day, 
February 29, when an offering of 20 cents per member is to be lifted 
for the support of the superannuated ministers. 

Brother B. T. Burnworth, fresh from a successful evangelistic 
campaign in Dayton, opened a week of services at Ashland, Monday, 
January 23, with a strong and faith-assuring sermon on ' ' Our Eock ' ' 
— Jesus Christ the foundation of the church. 

The correspondent of the Huntington, Indiana, congregation gives 
us a belated report of the ordination service of Brother Joshua F. 
Bright, formerly of the Huntington, Indiana, congregation, and who 
is proving himself a worthy servant of the Eoanoke and Eaton, In- 
diana, churches. 

Brother H. E. Eppley, pastor of the Huntington, Indiana, church, 
writes of a " new spirit ' ' and outlook that characterizes the work 
there. A recent important Official Board meeting tu.ned out to be 
a whole church surprise party on the pastor and his wife, who were 
presented with some valuable tokens of love and goodwill. 

AN EEEOE occurred in Brother S. C. Henderson's article, "Our 
Unfinished Task," of January 4. Kindly get your copy of the Evan- 
gelist and a pencil and mark the first five lines at the top of page 
nine as belonging at the bottom of page seven. Then read the article 
through and it will be according to copy. We very much this 
error and apologize to Brother Henderson. 

Brother Fred Vanator of Oanton, Ohio, reports a "very success- 
ful year" in his work there, and the conditions warrant the state- 
ment. It is Canton's first year without financial assistance, but the 
year was closed with a balance, and now they are in a good way for 
a still better year, with their improved financial system. All special 
offerings are already taken care of, including the Publishing House 

Brother E. M. Eiddle, pastor of the Louisville, Ohio, congrega- 
gatiou, reports splendid progress for the year just closed. Those 
who know something of the history of this congregation realize that 
the sum of money raised through the year indicates gi-eat progress. 
These loyal people are back of every interest and, we dare say, will 
continue to do so because they .are continuing to send The Evangelist 
into every home. 

Brother C. A. Stewart gives us a report of unusual success in 
evangelism. Brother J. W. Clark was the evangelist in his meeting 
at Twelve Mile, where 19 responded to the invitation. At Loree, 
Brother Stewart did his own preaching, being supported by enthu- 
siastic song leaders and a loyal membership, with the result that 56 
gave their hearts to God. The Sunday school is pressing forward 
with marked success. 

Doubtless the brotherhood has become expectant of the regular 
quarterly reports of Brother E. L. Aliller, pastor of the Nappancc 
church of Indiana. The 25th anniversa.y services, the expansion of 
the Sund.ay school and activity of other departments, the weekof- 
prayer services together with the pastor's evangelistic efforts in b:- 
half of surrounding churches show that these people are very much 
alive to Kingdom interests. 

From Fillmore, California, comes an excellent report of progress 
from the pen of the pastor. Brother J. C. Beal. An evangelistic cam- 
paign under the leadership of Brother E. M. Cobb resulted in 21 con- 
fessions besides much encouragement and strengthening to the mem- 
bers. An unusually fine record of growth and spiritual attainment is 
reported for this people. They have demonstrated their love and loy- 
alty to their pastor in very effective waj^s. 



JANUARY 25, 1922 


In Charge of the Invisible Switch. By h. e. Eppiey 

We have just entered into a new year. All are anxious 
that the end of this year will show great accomplishments. 
Business men in all lines are hoping for improvement. They 
are expecting it, are planning for it. In church work the 
leaders are hoping for a like improvement, an advancement 
in all lines of "activity. The Editor has suggested an article 
on the subject, "Pressing Forward in the New Year." This 
article has a different heading but the thought of the Editor 
will be carried through. 

Several ScriiDtures suggest themselves. "And behold, 
I send forth the promise of the Father upon you: but 
TARRY ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from 
on high." "These all with one accoi'd continued steadfast- 
ly in PRAYER." "If ye abide in me, and my words. abide 
in you, ASK whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto 

The purpose or fimction of a material switch is to make 
a connection. In electi'icity a switch is a means of con- 
necting or completing the circuit to permit a free flow of 
current from the power-house which will prodtice heat, light, 
or power. A switch with a spiritual significance is no differ- 
ent — it is a means of connecting or completing the circuit to 
permit a free flow of current from the eternal power house 
which will produce heat, light or power. 

There are many Idnds of switches. Railroads have sev- 
eral kinds designed for operating trains by connecting one 
track with the other. In electricity there are many differ- 
ent kinds of switches. While they may differ greatly in 
style each is designed for the same purpose. These are all 
useful. But the name of the most important and powerful 
swdtch the world knows anything about is PRAYER. This 
switch so far exceeds any material switch in usefulness and 
power that there fails to be any real comparison. 

When you go into yom- home at night the lights are all 
out. All about you is darkness. You approach the switch 
on the wall with promise. The power house has promised 
you to keep up power and prodtice current to make light. 
They have promised to keep the wires that lead to your home 
intact and to pass the current over them into the lamps on 
your fixtures and produce light if you will use the switch. 
That is the promise of the material power house. 

In as much of a reality you may approach the spiritual 
switch. You need not go without promise. Jesus, the Mas- 
ter of the eternal power house, said: "ASK and ye shall re- 
ceive — ^if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any- 
thing that they shall ASK, it shall be done for them of my 
Father who is in heaven — if ye abide in me, and my words 
abide in you, ASK whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done 
unto you." 

That is the promise. It is upon the authority of the 
DONE." What more could' be promised than that? The 
promise from your electrical power house is that you shall 
have light if you use the switch. The promise from the 
heavenly power house is no less. "YE SHALL RECEIVE 

To whom is this wonderful promise made ? The promise 
of the electrical power house is to all who will accept. Just 
so this promise of the Son of God is to all Avho will accept. 
It is for every believing child of the King. 

Your material power house lays down some conditions 
which must be accepted before the promise can be fulfilled. 
They say: If you abide in me, and my wires abide in your 
house, you shall have all the liglit and power you ask for. 
You must have a continuing faith in the plant and the 
wires must be a part of the permanent equipment of your 

house. When these conditions are met and you use the 
switch you are promised light and power. But mark you — 
YOU are in charge of the switch. YOU must use it if the 
promise is ever fulfilled. 

In like maimer the Master of the eternal power house 
has laid down some conditions which must be met. They are 
set forth in these words : "If ye abide in me, and my words 
abide in you, ASK whatsoever ye will, and IT SHALL BE 
DONE unto you." "Abide" here means to remain or con- 
tinue in Christ. Paul says: "For as many as were baptized 
into Christ did put on Christ." It is not enough to merely 
put him on. He wants you to remain or continue in him. 
"IF YE ABIDE IN ME." And as the wires must abide in 
your home so must the words of the Master abide in you. 
It will not do to read them and then forget in your daily 
life. Nor will it suffice to hear his words and not retain 
them in your daily life. They must ABIDE. "AND MY 

These are the conditions except one, — to use the switch. 
The power house is ready. There is power at your disposal. 
The Master of the power house has everything done. The 
switch has been installed and is at the disposal of the be- 
lievers of earth. Yea, the switch has ben placed at YOUR 
disposal, if you are a believer. It has been given to YOU 
for use, for free and unlimited use. You have full charge 
of it. Reader, YOU have charge of it. It is YOUR posses- 
sion. No one can take it from you. 

When you use the switch on the wall of your living 
room the whole room is filled with light. When you use 
the one that connects your electric iron or stove there is 
lijeat. When you use the one that is connected with your 
electric wasliing machine or motor, there is power. You 
may use the switch at Mill. It is in YOLTR charge. If you 
do not want heat, nor light, nor power you need not use the 
switch. If you "want either you must use the switch. You 
have all the promise, you abide in your faith in the power 
house, the Avires abide in your home, and the switch is with- 
in your complete charge. When you use it yoa get results. 

The Master of the eternal power house has placed the 
invisible switch in YOUR charge. Everything is complete. 
YOU are th custodian. The promise is in force. When you 
use the switch you may have light for your soul ; you may 
have warmth for your spiritual comfort; you may have 
power against the Evil One, to carry the Gospel of Good 
Tidings to others and to have them influenced by the Holy 
Spirit to accept YOUR CHRIST as THEIR CHRIST. Read- 
er, the invisible switch — PRAYER — is in YOUR charge. 
You may use it at will, as often as you like. Power will 
never be wanting if you meet the conditions. Have you 
been using the switch? Are you now using the swdtch? 
Will you make free use of the switch this year and draw a 
.super-abundance of power from the eternal power house? 

The prophet Elijah used this same switch and life was 
restored to the son of the widow of meal-barrel fame. He 
used it on another occasion and fire from heaven consumed 
the sacrifice and licked up the water in the trench about the 
altar. Immediately after the ascension of Jesus, the believ- 
ers, about one hundred and twenty, used the same switch 
and the result was, "there were added unto them in that day 
about three thousand souls" — "And the Lord added to 
them day by day those that were saved." Will YOU not 
help his church to press forward this year by freely u.'-ing 
the invisible switch which the Master has placed in YOUK 
charge ? 

Huntington, Indiana. 

JANUARY 25, 1922 



The Work of the Church. By w. c. Benshoff 

{Moderator's Address at the late Pennsylvania Conference at Philadelphia, October 4-6, with portions dealing with 
distinctively district reports and cor.siderations ehminated 

The present is a time for reflection. With the passing 
of a generation, we need to ask oui-selves some questions. As 
a people, did we begin well; were we established on a sure 
foundation? Have we gone forward; have we made pro- 
gress in keeping Avith our claim that the need of the world 
is the preaching of a whole gospel ; have we made progress 
in keeping with the opportunity which the Lord has given 
us, in keeping with the rerponsibility resting upon his peo- 
ple? But of greater impoi'tanee to us than the past, is the 
present and the immediate future. The men and women of 
the passing generation were human and thus not perfect, 
but they were faithful servants and through them God has 
wrought a great work. Progress has been made, truth has 
been disseminated, Christ has been exalted, and we have 
reason to feel proud of our inheritance. Often should we 
sing, "Faith of Our Fathers." But are we of today as they 
were : in their interpretation of ti'uth, in their adherence to 
the faith, in their zeal for the thmgs of Christ, in their read- 
iness to sacrifice and to endure liardness as good soldiers of 
the cross? Will the next generation rise up and call v;s 
blessed? Not so much what we are in our natural endoAv- 
ments, nor our intellectual achievements, but what we are 
in our love for humanity, our willingness to sacrifice in 
their behalf, our faithfulness in the service of Christ ; these 
are the things which will cause us to be remembered. 

In the face of conditons as they exi^t among men, and 
with a deep-seated conviction that the only suificient rem- 
edy for the ills of this old world is the gospel of Jesus 
Christ. I feel it incumbent upon me to call your attention 
to the chief business or work of the church and to urge that 
we prayerfully dedicate ourselves to the Master's cause. Let 
us not forget that we are the called of God just as truly as 
were the apostles of the first century and that the command 
to "Preach the AVord" is just as binding upon the ser- 
vants of the Lord in this day as it was in the days of Peter 
and Paul. Our call is to definite mission. But, some one 
will ask. What is the work of the church? There is but one 
answer, and to me it is very clear. I have been searchhig 
for a word, which in itself is the embodiment of the work 
to which we are called. We need not search long, nor look 
far; that word is EVANGELISM. The term is not u-ed 
here in any narrow or restricted sense. Evangelism is more 
than the holding of a brief series of meetings once a year. 
It is the one Avord which holds before us the objective of 
our Christian endeavor; the one great purpose around Avliich 
our A^aried activities center. The danger is that in our zeal 
to prosecute a moA^ement, to make a goal or reach a stand- 
ard of excellence, Ave shall lose sight of the objective. Christ 
had a definite purpose. He came to call sinners to repent- 
ance; he came "To seek and to saA^e that Avhich Avas lost." 
The mission of the church must be Christ's mission, until 
we are divinely instructed to do something else. All the 
machmery in the church Avhich is not constructed Avith a 
vicAv to help carry out the commission of Christ, is not only 
unnecessai'y but becomes an inciunbrance and should be dis- 

I personally am coromitted to the Bicentenary Move- 
meiat, and regard it as a means by Avhich God is seeking to 
accomplish his purpose in the Brethren church. The argu- 
ment is made that the moA^ement is the duplicating of or- 
ganization. But not so. The Bicentenary directs organi- 
zation. It puts life, action mto the machinery already in 
existence. Great things are going to be aecompli'-hed for 
the Kingdom of Christ during the next tAvo years if Breth- 
ren people will unite their efforts around this great forAvard 
movement. Now the one Avord Avhich should be AvrHten 
across the face of the Bicentenary is the word EVANGE- 
LISM. The making of a point is not the end in itself. We 

must keep the objective in AacAv. To illustrate, Ave should 
cultivate our spii-itual lives Avith a AdcAv to becoming greater 
soul Avinners; Ave should make our contributions to educa- 
tion with, the thought in mind that through trained Avorkers 
the gospel of Christ Avill be effectively preached; all our 
missionary activities should be impelled by the motive of 
winning the lost and thus glorifying Christ. The movement 
is a means to a great end, and if Ave so regard it success is 

In the face of Avhat has already been said, let us con- 
sider briefly the meaning, the secret and the means of evan- 
gelism. NoAv evangelism in itself is not a movement, it is 
not a method nor an organization, though it may imply all 
of these and more. Evangelism has been defined as "The 
preaching of the fundamental doctrines of the gospel, the 
good ncAvs of Jesus Christ, co-operative Avith a deep-seated 
desire for an acceptable response on the part of man to the 
call of God." Perhaps no other Avord needs stronger empha- 
sis in the midst of God's people than the Avord evangelism. 
Perhaps no phase of our Avork is more likely to be neglected 
than this. We hear a great deal about social service, and 
other reform movements, until all the religion is about to 
be "social serviced" out of existence. I believe that Ave 
need social reform, and it is good. We need great con- 
certed movements that make for the betterment of society 
but the church's supreme mission, the preacher's paramomit 
business, is this Avork of evangelirm. It is clear to me that 
the most effective method of settlmg the great social, moral, 
industrial and economic questions, is the bringing of the in- 
dividual to Christ. 

Much criticism is being heaped upon the church. There 
are many Avho are saying that Christianity is a failure, and 
Ave must admit that the church is not exerting the poAverful 
influence Avhich Ave might naturally expect from an organi- 
zation founded and commirsioned by Christ, and empoAvered 
by the Holy Spirit. Wherein lies the trouble ? Certainly not 
Avith God. The reason Avhy the church is not more effective 
in dealing Avith Avorkl problems is made clear through the 
folloAving illustration. There is an account of an English- 
man Avho AA'cnt out in his yacht at Brighton and under con- 
A-ivial impulses sailed for days and days in the fog, pos- 
sessed Avitli the idea that he Avas a modern Columbus, brav- 
mg iinknoAvn seas on a voyage of discovery. At length the 
outlines of land appeared. He figured it out that he had 
discovered a ncAv island in the South Seas, but upon closer 
acquaintance it proved the be the familiar shores of old 
England not far from the Brighton boat house. Nearly tAvo 
thousand years ago the chui'ch Avas conunisrioned to move in 
a certain direction, to launch out into the deep, to carry a 
message of light and life to the remotest creature. iPor 
aAvhile the churches ran Avell. The disc'ples Avent CA^ery- 
Avherc, "preacliing the Avord." But the fogs and mists ap- 
peared. There Avas doubt, fear, superstition, unbelief, crit- 
icism, and the church began going in a circle, floundermg, 
getting noAA'here, and tliis has been the state more or less 
ever since. 

It is a settled conviction of mine that the church of the 
tAventieth century must go back to the church of the first 
century to learn the secret of successful eArangelism. We 
hear much today about modern methods, we need to hear 
more about primitive practice; Ave hear much today about 
crganization, Ave need to hear more aboiit absolute surren- 
der. Results are to be obtained not so much through the 
constructing of machinery, but through the poAver of the 
Holy Spirit. Of AAdiat service anyhoAv is a machine, if there 
is no poAver to drive it? There needs to be a returning to 
the first principles of discipleship. 

A study of the record reveals the fact that Christ laid 



JANUARY 25, 1922 

a great commisRion on the hearts of his disciples. Gradu- 
ally, biit surely, he led them as they sat at his feet into the 
vision of the great work that was to be assigned them. 
Little did they understand the greatness of the task which 
lay before, them. By and by they were led to the meaning 
of discipleship, and were reasonably ready for the task, and 
with a final instruction to tarry, he leaves them. And they 
did tarry, and herein lies the secret. They fully obeyed the 
command of their Leader. As they waited the senge of their 
commission grew upon them, and the more it grew, the 
more they felt the need of the divine power which they were 
to receive. There was a specific command to a particular 
people to tarry in a certain place to await a definite result, 
and when they were fully imljucd with the sense of their 
commission, then, and not until then, were they endued with 
power from on high. And under the influence of this new- 
born power they gave the message of life to a sin-cursed 
world. And as they preached, they continued to pray, Avith 
the result that the world was shaken, humanity stirred and 
multitudes won to the cause of rigliteousness. 

The need of a revival of religion is apparent. The 
world knows not God' 'nor Christ whom he has sent. Two 
gods have been set up and these hold the attention of the 
masses. One is the god of mammon, and before him many 
fall ; the other is the god of pleasure, and a countless multi- 
tude worship at this shrine. The church has drifted into 
formalipm and is simply beating time ; as a social institution 
she is lacking in power to suppress evil, and lead the lost to 
a definite decision for Christ. 

Would the church experience a revival of religion; 
would she set into operation the mighty forces which were 
so potent dtiring the first century, she must go back and 
study conditions which existed before religious convention- 
alities had arisen, and discover the plain, rxnencumbered 
principles of religion by which tliis world first felt the re- 
generating power of the Holy Spirit. We do not believe 
that these principles put into the hands of the apostles and 
used so mightily, are beyond the reach of God's people to- 
day. A revival of religion cannot be obtained simply by 
fixing a date and calling an evangelist. But right conditions 
will bring a revival and' assure permanent results. For it 
muEt be admitted that the far-reaching and abiding charac- 
ter of the revival is chiefly in preparatory conditions. The 

weakness in many revivals, lacking in permanent results, is 
that they have not been preceded by any thorough evangel- 
istic awakening. An awakening is realized only through 
prayer. For it must be admitted, based on past experience, 
that it is through the united prayers of the disciples of 
Christ that the work of the church is connected with divine 
power. "God is waiting to see his church once more upon 
her knees. It is his appointed way." 

We need an evangelistic ministry; we need an evan- 
gelistic laity. We need a ministry with a love like that 
which prompted Christ to make the supreme sacrifice; we 
need a laity with the rpirit of sacrifice and a zeal for the 
salvation of men. In the days of the early church the be- 
liever took it upon himself to find others and bring them to 
Christ. "They went everywhere preaching the AVord. " 
There is no question but that Christ's present plan is that 
individuals who themselves are saved, shall go out and reach 
others. We find it difficult to get the world upon our 
hearts. We have so many tilings urging our attention, so 
much to occupy our time and sap our energy, that there is 
small chance for the great matters of a lost world and its 
needs to press themselves upon us. 

We do not mean, in Avhat has been said, to decry the 
Mork of the Brethren church. We have been an evangelistic 
people, we have held the door of the church wide open, our 
desire has been that men may come to know Christ, our mes- 
sage has been that, "The gospel is the power of God unto 
salvation to every one that believeth. ' ' But the divinely ap- 
pointed task is not yet finished. Multitudes have not yet 
heard the gospel, many about us are unsaved. Let us draw 
nearer to Christ that lie may use us still more largely; let 
us make his will suiDrcme in the life, that the mighty po-wer 
wliicli alone can redeem a lost and ruined world from de- 
struction may be made manifest in our midst. For as Stew- 
art says, "When the living wires of human personalities in 
the d'-scipleship of Jesus are laid bare for his Ecrvice, there 
will be an instillation of divine energy, the voltage of which 
will be sufficient to shock this old world as no Pentecost in 
history has ever done." 

Our prayer is that as we sit through the sessions of this 
conference, there may grow upon us the sense of our mis- 
sion ; and that we may yield ourselves, without reserve, to 
the Master's service. Berlin, Pennsylvania. 

Another View on Supplying the Pulpits. By samuei h. Buzard 

I read ^nth no small interest two articles in the Evan- 
gelirt dtiring the early fall. The first was "The World's 
Needs" and the second, "What Can Be Done to Supply the 

Two questions in the former article stay with me. (I 
suppose the author -will think they hit the mark). First, 
How many leave the ministiy and go into business and 
second. Did Paul leave the preaching of the gospel when he 
met Avith hardship and opposition? In the Other article the 
Avriter seems to think he has discovered the reason for the 
dearth of ministers and the great need of the church when 
it is pointed out that some unworthy person refuses to take 
a pastorate because he must deny himself and family, city 
conveniences, and incidentally over against that there is dis- 
coA'ered the opposite in a man whose hand and heart are will- 
ing to serve God in the field, factory, anywhere. These 
good articles pointed out much truth, but did not indicate 
all of it. 

If our Editor and the Evangelist readers will bear with 
me I would like to say a few words on this question. 

My humble belief is that our pastorless churches are 
not alone an indication of the lack of consecrated men to 
fill them, but in some instances, at least, they point to a lack 
of willingness on the part of churches to accept the leader- 
ship that God has pi'ovided for them. Possibly this state- 
ment is too far-reaching, too all-inclusive. Perhaps the en- 
tire congregation is not usually to blame. But is it not 

probable that a few persons with a grievance, or lack of 
sympathy with the pastor's plans and methods may some- 
times start the criticism or encourage the disaffection that 
will compel the pastor to give up his charge? And have not 
instances been met with where such persons have been so 
determined to rule and to have their own way with regard 
to the affairs of the church that they will even browbeat the 
church into submission to the ruin of the work? Are there 
not places where it is found to be a truth today as it was 
in Zechariah's time. They have smitten the shepherd and 
the sheep are scattered? 

I sometimes think that a real old fashioned Methodist 
experience meeting would be a good thing for some of our 
pastorless churches, and in fact, it would not hurt the entire 
brotherhood. But it seems that experience is sufficiently full 
of instances where men began to build and were unable to 
finish because of friction and the lack of willingness to rec- 
ognize God's appointed leadership, to make it worth our 
while to think of this point, that we may profit thereby. Not 
only have churches been made pastorless, but'pastors have 
been deprived of churches, and, disheartened' and discour- 
aged, are suffering in silence "for the sake of the cause." 
If we should give unbiased consideration to this suggestion 
it may be that we would find here a situation that would 
help just a little to clear up the difficulties regarding our 
pastorless churches. 

Vandergrift Heights, Pennsylvania. 

JANUARY 25, 1922 



Are the Distinctive Brethren Doctrines Important? By ciaud studebaker 

I have never been able to bring myself to the position 
that it made no difference whether or not we practiced the 
great doctrine of baptism as one of the great essentials to' a 
man's becoming a Christian. You may talk as long and as 
loud and as emphatic as you please about salvation being by 
faith alone, that it is wrought apart from works entirely. I 
certainly believe as strongly as any man can assert that 
there is nothing that any one can do to merit salvation, that 
is alone through the atoning, sacrificial blood of Christ that 
it is possible for man to be saved, and that he must have an 
operative faith that can grasp the Savior agonizing for the 
sins of men. Yet I am just as fully cognizant of the fact that 
the very same Savior that died and rose again is the very 
same Savior whom Paul saw on the road to Damascus, and 
The same Savior Avho sent Ananias to Paul that he might re- 
ceive his sight and be filled with the spirit. Even though 
Paul had been praying for three days it Avas necessary for 
Ananias to tell him what was necessary to become a Chris- 
tian, and this is what he said, "Arise and be baptized and 
Avash away thy sins (Acts 22:16). Now I am sure there is 
no Bible student Avho would contend that the application of 
Avater to the body in baptism Avould literally cleanse from 
sins, for the Avater does not touch the heart of man. But 
there is a vital relation betAveen baptism and the remission 
of sins as is CAddenced from the first Gcspel sermon preached 
by Peter on the day of Pentecost, Avhen he told the convicted 
JeAvs Avhat Avas necessary to be saved and to receive the 
Holy Spirit. I think he kneAv absolutely Avhat he Avas talk- 
uig about. The same thing is true A\'hen Peter preached Ms 
first cermon to the Gentiles and the Holy Spirit Avas given 
to the Gentile Avorld and it became possible for Gentiles to 
become Christians (Acts 10). Cornelius Avas a praying man, 
but not a Christian. Immediately after the gospel had been 
preached to them, God, by a miraculous demonstration, made 
it known that the Gentiles had a right to be baptized mto 
Christ the same as the Jcavp. Noav if baptism Avas essential 
to a man's salvation under Peter's preacliing, and if it Avas 
essential before Paul could become a Christian, and if it Avas 
essential in eA^ery other typical conversion in the Bible, Avhy 
should it be thought strange that a minister of the gospel 
should give unto the Avorld the parting message of the Sav- 
ior as he ascended into glory, "He that beUevcth and is bap- 
tized shall be saved" (Mark 16:16). 

It seems to me that people aTe inclined to tiy to make 
the Avay too easy, or to simplify the message to sinners for 
the sake of agreement regardless of Avhat the Word says, so 
that there need be no differences in our preachiirg and no 
discordant notes, and all Ave Avill need to do AAdll be to cry, 
-Believe, believe, believe on Jesus. They Avould have us say 
that it matters not hoAv one is baptized, or Avhether he is 
baptized at all or not, and then they quote Romans 10:10, 
"For Avith the heart man belicA-eth unto righteousness, but 
Avith the mouth confession is made unto salvation. ' ' 

NoAv if repetition is not necessary to make a command 
obligatory, and Ave Avill all agree that it is not, it is evident 
to me that Avhen God has once indelibly stamped the neces- 
sity of baptism Avith belief and confession and repentance, 
it is to be understood even AA-hen baptism is not mentioned, 
as in Romans 10:10. It seems to me that there can be no 
true belief Avithout baptism, for the Christ Avho shed his 
blood is the one Avho gaA^e the commandment, and John 2 :4 
very plainly says, He that saith I knoAv him and keepeth not 
his commandments is a liar. I am aAvare that the command- 
ments are not all embraced in baptism and the other church 
ordinances. I believe in preaching just as imperatively in 
regard to Christian conduct. I am sure that formal Chris- 
tianity AAdthout the ncAv birth and A\-ithout a new life to fol- 
low is of no aA^ail. It is possible for a man to practice all 
the ordinances and yet be lost. But I knoAv too that if one 
practices these doctrines sincerely it helps him to liA'-e right. 
and if we preach the importance of these doctrines it encour- 

ages Christian conduct. The history of our church proves 
that doctrinal preaching rather than being destructive of 
sincere Christian conduct tends to make people more de- 
A'outly Christian. The lives of the pioneers of our faith are 
in themselves a defence of the doctrines of Brethrenism. The 
very Avord Dunker or Dunkard is a synonym of the highest 
type of Christian character. It is so recognized h\ prac- 
tically every community Avhere Dunker people are knoAvn. 

It is a noticeable fact that every cult that departs from 
the ' ' faith once for all deliA^ered unto the saints ' ' in the mat- 
ter of baptism denies in effect the deity of Christ, This 
breaks the triune Godhead Avhich the Savior planned should 
be specifically imjiresscd upon the minds of those AA'ho should 
name the name of Christ in baptism. But it is not thought 
to be a serious thing to change the form of this ordinance. 
It is no Avonder that so many of our churches are ea^y 
marks of Christian Science, Russellism and other such isms, 
Avlien the Christian Avorld is saying, "Oh, Avell, it doesn't 
make any difference hoAV you are baptized, or whether you 
are baptized at all or not." In fact many of the preacher's 
in A\hat Ave call our orthodox Chrifjtian churches in enlight- 
ened America are saying that A^ery thing. If the churches of 
apostolic times, standing for a definite type of baj)tism as 
they did,. Avere so A-irile and exercised such an influence in 
the liA'^es of men, I am Avondering Avhy Ave should be afraid 
to preach baptism, — and that by triune immersion — as an 
essential part of God's plan for man's salvation? The first 
thing a repentant, believing sinner can do to become a 
Christian is to acknoAvledge the triune God, and the only 
manner set forth by Avliich this is done is triune immersion. 

Then let us consider another great distinctive doctrine 
of the Brethren church, the triune form of the communion 
service. Here three great symbols are united iii one great 
method of approach to the triune God — cleansing, felloAvsliip 
and comnuuiion. The importance of these are taught all 
through the Book. The first essential is that Ave shall be 
cleansed of our sins; then be reconciled Avith our brother 
and have felloAvship Avith him and then Ave may approach 
God and have communion A^•ith him. The last step cannot be 
taken until the others have preceded it, "For he that loveth 
not his brother Avhom he has seen, hoAv can he love God Avhom 
he hath not seen'" Therefore the three-fold ordinance of 
feet Avashing, Lord's supper and communion by means of 
the bread and Avine are Avisely arranged and important. They 
are essential to our spiritual Avelfare and to our felloAvship 
Avith God. They set forth in a strikuig Avay the trinity of 
steps in spiritual groAvth — cleansing, felloAvship and com- 
munion — and Avhere they are being taken aAvay from the 
place they are intended to occupy the church is not having 
the strength that it ought to have. 

I am Avriting this article from my heart to the brother-: 
hood, for I feel that baptism and the communion service as 
given to us by Christ and handed doAvn by the apostles are 
slipping out of their original place in the Ciixistian cur- 
riculum, and I am convinced that God kncAv Avhat Avas best 
■ for us Avhen he instituted them through his Son, and that as 
a church that has had these things handed doAvn to us in 
their primitive purity Ave .'liould esteem it a privilege as Avell 
as a duty to herald them to tlie Avorld Avith all the poAver we 
possess instead of apologi^iing for them. If they are unim- 
portant there is certainly no excuF-e for a Brethren frater- 
nity, but if they are important, as I contend they are, they 
should be heralded to the Avorld, Avithout excuse. I am sure 
that Paul did not quail before opposition, but rather 
preached the more boldly. Peter said, "We must obey God 
i-ather than man." And if God has ordained in his plan of 
salvation for man the doctrine of baptism by triune immer- 
sion to symbolize the death and burial of his Son, his _three 
days in the tomb and the great triune Godhead, and if the 
trinity is essential to our salvation, Ave had better exercise no 
small amount of care hoAv Ave put all the emphasis in our 

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JANUARY 25, 1922 


Church Attendance and Worship, by lyman b. wilkins 

"Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the 
holy i3lace by the blood of Jesus, by the way which he dedi- 
cated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is 
to say, his flesh ; and having a great priest over the house of 
God ; let us draw near Avith a true heart in fulness of faith, 
having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience: and 
having our bodies waalied with pure water, let us hold fast 
the confession of our hope that it waver not ; for he is faith- 
ful that promised: and let us consider one another to pro- 
voke unto love and good works; not forsaking- our own 
assembling together, as the custom lof some is, but exhorting 
one another ; and so much the more, as ye see the day draw- 
ing nigh" Hebrews 10:19-26. 

If there ever was a time when the church should' have 
the combined support of the community it is now. There 
has been a continual falling away in church attendance until 
it is a question of moment just what should be done. There 
are two classes of people who abrent themselves from church 
worshijo and work. One is composed of those who because 
of physical conditions must remain away, while the other 
class consists of tliose who voluntarily stay away. There are 
many good people who would enjoy to share the blessings of 
a public service but because of affliction must stay at home. 
These though they are deprived of the comforts and help and 
joy afforded by engaging in the service of the ranctuary, arc 
often found living in the very secret place of the Most High, 
feeding their souls upon heavenly manna from the hand of 
God and doing splendid Avork for the Master. These too are 
people who cannot enjoy the blessings of outdoor life as we 

I know of a young lady, educated and a former leader 
of society, who was stricken with a most painful and pros- 
trating rickness, but is finding comfort, patience and even 
joy in the midst of her suffering from a life truly given to 
Christ. Her long hours are spent in writing messages of 
good cheer to those who like herself are sufferers. Many a 
mother who would desire to devote much time to work for 
the Master in his church, when the care of the little ones 
come and .?lie can no longer go up to the houpc of the Lord, 
does an even greater work for the Master in guiding the tiny 
but growing life into the channels of righteousness and love 
of God. 

It is not to these that tMs message is directed, rather to 
those who profess Christianity, as well as those who do not, 
but who for one cause (excuse) or another fail to attend 
worship in the house of the Lord. However it comes with 
double force to all Christians. They have plenty of excuses 
for their ab::ence, in fact, too many for one to enumerate. 
But let it be undei-stood in the beginning that in most every 
case the excure leans towards the side of inclination. Many 
if not all of these absentees could have gone to church if 
they had strongly desired to go. They have not sufficient 
interest to go. 

We need the touch and fellowship with God, into which 
we are brought by the worship of the church. Perhaps the 
general conception of going to church is to be entertained 
by the sermon or singing, but this is a false conception. The 
function of the church is not to entertain but to instruct and 
to inspire and this instruction and inspiration are of the 
highest order. The church — the assembled people of God — 
is where God has promised to met with and bless those who 
worship in his name. God is surely in the mid^t of them. 
Worship is the prostration of the soul in the presence of its 
Maker and God while doing loving homage and having fel- 
lowship wnth him. For one not to worship is to permit the 
spiritual side of his nature with its faculties of faith and 
love to lie dormant and to deprive one 's self of the privileges 

of communion with God. We all knoAv that it is a law of 
our nature to become like that which we think most about, 
admire, long for and worship. Then surely there are many 
very good reasons why our thoughts should be upon God and 
his worship. x\dmiration of, paying of homage to and wor- 
.ship of God the Highest draws us to him and makes us like 
him. To neglect this homage to God is to leave the soul 
dwarfed and hardened by its attachment to things material. 
There is a spiritual side to us which is capable of under- 
standing God and communing with him. It is not enough 
for us to say that we can commiuie "v^dth God at home, in 
the woods, or in the field. It is all right for us to be with 
him often in secret, but man is a social being and his better 
self finds expression only when associating witli his kind, and 
then is when he can worship God best. 

Then again we need the instruction in the truths of re- 
ligion and morality afforded by the church. Can we get this 
in any other way than in the attendance of its service? We 
cannot. The preaching of God's Word from Sunday to Sun- 
day is designed to give a course of study and instruction in 
all the truths and duties of religion. When left to ourselves 
we are likely to neglect some important truths, or to fail to 
get a correct view of the teaching of God's Word in respect 
to them. Can we afford then to neglect this duty of church 
attendance and worship? 

AVe need tlie benefit and help from an observance of the 
Lord's Supper and sacrament. But can we get this needed 
help if we are never found in the church except when such 
a service is being observed? This ordinance is given to us 
to strengthen and to confirm our faith and loyalty to Jesus 
Christ. Many are weak and sickly and, as I once heard it 
said, "need some good strong meat," and many sleep in re- 
ligion because they lack the spiritual nourishment afforded 
in the ordinances of God's Word. Some one has said that 
"Aversion or indifference to taking the sacrament, instead 
of being a valid excuse is really the evidence that there is 
needed just that renewal of vows and refreshment of the 
memory of what Christ has done for us, an awakening of our 
love to him, that is afforded in this solemn ordinance. "When 
one neglects the service of the church it is the first step in 
backsliding and when it is carried on to the extent of neg- 
lecting the blessed communion, it means that one has actu- 
ally fallen aAvay. 

Have we said enough? Is tliis all that can be said? It 
is not, for we need the fellowship of God's people in wor- 
ship and work for Christ To live apart in our religious 
life is to become narrow, selfish and bigoted. To mingle with 
God's people in worsliip and service will produce the sympa- 
thy and unselfishness that should characterize the child of 
God. Many people stay at home and nurse their giievances 
and troubles untU they become gloomy and selfish and when 
you meet them on the street you wonder what would happen 
if they should smile. We as a people need to take our place 
in the great worshipping throng and there to realize that 
there are others with trials and temptations and burdens 
and sorrows and joys like ours. 

We certainly need the opportiuiity to testify for Christ 
by our presence among his worshippers. Perhaps some wav- 
ering soul, some doubting one will be helped by your act and 
presence, or some one may receive the first impulse to turn 
to God. By being present with God's people, you will have 
the sati'-faction of knoMdng that you have done your duty 
towards your fellow men respecting the assembling of your- 
selves in the house of the Lord. 

The church needs your presence and your service and if 
you persist in allowing the other fellow to go on alone and 
unaided, you are missing the one great privilege of the 

JANUARY 25, 1922 



church. God has so liljened our o\\ti spiritual well-being 
with the welfare of his Kingdom that he has made our per- 
sonal service the greatest factor in the promotion of that 
Kingdom and also of our own strength in grace. The more 
we do for the Master the stronger and better we become for 
future service and the happier are we. The Kingdom of 
God grows externally and internally by the personal testi- 
mony of his people. 

The pastor needs your presence in the church, for the 
same reason that the general needs all the soldiers of his 
army in war. The church is waging a perpetual war -with 

sin and there is need that every man and woman should be 
in his or her place. Besides, it is hard for a preacher to 
preach in an empty house. Your pastor, however, needs 
your presence for a far greater reason than that of inspira- 
tion for preaching. He needs to have the truth upborn and 
sped onward by the jjrayers of God's people, that it may be 
made effectual in the conversion of sinners and to the com- 
fort of all. I would to God that all might say with the 
Psalmist, ' ' I was glad vdien they said unto me, let us go into 
the house of the Lord. ' ' 

Terra Alta, West Virginia. 

"When Jonah Swallowed the Whale." by dr. charles a. bame 

(Gist of sermon preached in the First church of Johiis- 
to"wn where Brother Bame is assisting the pastor, Brother 
C. H. Ashman in an evangelistic campaign. 

The following, together with other matter concerning 
the crowds, effectiveness of the sermons and special group 
attendance of Sunday school classes and neighboring 
churches, appeared in the Johnstown Tribune). 

From texts taken from Jonah 3, Matthew 12 :41 and 
Matthew 16:1, 4, Dr. Bame said in part: 

"Here is a strange weird story, sure enough. A strange 
prophet on a strange mission to a strange city — a Gentile 
city — with his strange rebellion and a strange deliverance 
and a strange restoration to God's favor and a strange suc- 
cess to crown his efforts — it, is all so strange that many re- 
fuse to believe it. And yet no Scripture is so well backed 
up by the stamp of Jesus Christ as this. Read the texts. 
No book of the Bible — at least of the Old Testament — more 
clearly shows God at work in his world than the Book of 

"Hear it: 'The Lord sent a great wind;' 'The Lord pre- 
pared a great fish;' 'The Lord prepared a gourd." 'The 
Lord smote the gourd.' All nature is at work for the Lord, 
Jonah and the Ninevites \Yh.o Avanted to repent and get right 
with God. God ^^dll move heaven and earth to get a man 
right if he prays. And yet, there is nothing so much needed 
of the world and of America at this time as just repentance 
of sin, and a true evaluation of the Word of God, the Bible. 

"If all sinners in the church, in and out, would repent 
and get rid of their sin, you would not need evangelists. Sin 
has always been and still is, the bar to progress in the ad- 
' vance of the world. There is no trouble to get men to admit 
that they are sinners, but to get them to repent of it, there 
is the rub. Yet, that was the begimiing of the message of 
John and Jesus and of every great preacher. Some disciples 
of the Lord's day wanted to get him mixed up in theology, 
but his reply each time was, 'Except ye repent, ye shall all 
likewise perish' Of course you think you will slip through, 
but God says ye shall perish. 

"I tell you there is too much of repentance like the 
boy whose mother told him to stay out of the cookies and 
jam. But when she returned and found his face all 'lit up' 
with them and remonstrated, she asked, 'Johnnie, didn't 
you know that was wrong ? ' He replied, ' Yes, I knew it was 
wrong but I am asking God to forgive me every bite.' Or 
1;. like Elsie who had broken her mother's orders and was sent 
to the closet to pray over it. When she returned, her mother 
asked, 'Well, what did God say about iti' Elsie replied, 
' Well, he said, ' ' Great Scott Elsie, there 's lots of girls worser 
than you ! ' ' 

"That's not repentance and a lot of this easy handshak- 
ing stuff that's called conversion is of no more value than 

"Jonah's Whale of a Job 

"Jonah had a whale of a job, all right. 'God com- 
manded him to go to Nineveh, that great city, ' And it was 

a great city. Perhaps, at least 600,000 people. And perhaps, 
a harder thing was 'preach the preaching that I bid thee.' 
He had to gulp pretty hard to get it down and the whale 
had to swallow him before he could swallow the job, but he 
got by Avith it after he repented. Nineveh was one of the 
oldest cities, proud and insolent and haughty, and God got 
them on their knees. Oh, the city! There are God's best 
and the Devil's worst. There the saint reaches the highest 
perfection and the simier the lowest degradation. Sodom and 
Gomorrah; Bethsaida and Chorazin; Babylon and Jerusa- 
lem ; Berlin and Paris ; New York and San Francisco ; Pitts- 
burgh and Johnstown. There wickedness centers and tries 
its most hellish tricks. There pool and billiards ; dances and 
shows ; movies and theaters and saloons work for wreck and 
ruin, vice and foulness, sin and uncleanness and we have to 
preach and preach to get decent men and women to repent 
and find God. Shame on us. 

"You do not believe in Jonah? Well, all right, you do 
not believe in Jesus. Jesus said that Jonah was in the 
whale 's belly and I do not care a rap what you or any other 
theologian thinks about it. It makes you gulp mighty hard 
to believe the story that Jonah was in the whale three days, 
but science can tell us that a man can live 11 days in the 
great chambers of a whale's throat, and you swallow that 
like an oyster. Yes, or Herodotus can tell us in one of his 
histories that out of a captured Avhale, there walked a live 
horse, and that's all right — but this oh, ah! Well, if you 
wish to sell out to such silly nonsense, all right ; but my God 
can make anything else, so let me believe that he can make 
a fish big enough to take care of a poor preacher and a 
great citj^ that he knew wanted to find him. 

"Oh, Johnstown, the men of Nineveh — men of three 
thousand years ago, will rise up in the judgment and con- 
demn you. God pity you. Don't you know why? Yes, you 
do. Because they repented at the preaching of Jonas and a 
greater Jonas is here — even Jesus Christ. Repent ! Repent ! 
Repent of your sin. ' ' 

The Christ of God 

Of all creation first, 
Begotten Son, Divine Similitude, 
In whose conspicuous count 'nance, without cloud 
Made visible, the Almighty Father shiaes. 
Whom else no creature can behold: on Thee 
Impress 'd th' effulgence of Ms glory shines; 
Transfused on thee his ample spirit rests. 
The heaven of heavens, and all the powers therein, 
By thee created. 

— Milton, in "Paradise Lost." 

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JANUARY 25, 1922 





Ashland, Ohio 

The Purpose of the Sunday School 

By Thoburn C. Lyon 

The Christ .said that his mission was "to seek and to 
save that which was lost"; He was come that we "might 
have life, and * * * more abundantly." As Christians, our 
work today is but a continuation of that mission; to seek 
those that are lost and lead them to the Christ. The object 
of a Sunday school is not to teach its pupils the life of Jesus 
01" the geography of Palestine, important and interesting as 
they might be : its one object is to show them Jesus the 
Christ and Savior; to bring them from death unto life that 
is in Christ Jesus. When tMs has been accomplished, the 
work becomes that of feeding the lambs nourishing the 
"babes in Christ" "unto the measure of the statui'e of the 
fulness of Christ." 

Many .still think that "Siuiday school is only for kids," 
but if you feel that you have not reached the stature of the 
fulness of Christ, no matter what your age, you still need 
the Sunday school — and it needs you. But though we urge 
the importance of the adult classes it is true that our main 
work is AA-ith the boys and girls ; as another has said in sav- 
ing an adult you save a soul, but in sa^dng a child you save 
a soul plus a life ! And in the possibilities of that life lies 
the future of the church, and of the nation. You older folks 
who feel, perhaps, that much of your life has been lost from 
his service: what would you not give if only you could go 
back and save your whole life for him? 

That our school is fidfilling its mission (to a limited ex- 
tent, at least), is shown by the fact that during the current 
year about a dozen scholars have openly accepted Christ as 
their Savior, and have l)een received into the church. 

When we look at our record for the last four or five 
years, we find that our enrollment shows liut little increase ; 
in fact, it is not quite so high as it "H'as in 1918. Yet our 
average attendance has increased considerably. This brings 
out one thing emphatically: increased efficiency and activ- 
ity on the pait of the teachers. And we have reason to be- 
lieve that our teaching force next year will be better 
equipped than ever. — Washington, D. C, Parish Paper. 

White Gift Offerings 


1 to 71 (1st, 2nd, & 3rd reports) total, $2,584.66 

72. Fremont, Ohio, 9.71 

73. Hudson, Iowa, 38.31 

74. Wliite Dale church. Terra Alta, West \a., . . 13.20 

75. Nappanee, Indiana 233.21 

76. Berlin, Pennsylvania 42.80 

77. MaurertoAvn church, Woodstock, Virginia, . . 30.48 

78. Canton, Ohio, 25.40 

79. Maple Grove church, Eaton, Indiana, . 6.68 

80. North Vandergrift, Pennsylvania 8.46 

81. Summit Mills church, Meyersdale, Penna 28.50 

82. Mrs. A. E. Keagy, Orland, Indiana, 2.00 

Grand total January 21, 1922, .$3,023.41 

IRA D. SLOTTER, Treasurer. 
44 West Third St., Ashland, Ohio. 

The greatest need of tlie clnirch is not more five-talented 
men and women, but moi'o consecration of the talents we all 
possess. — Selected. 

Are Brethren Doctrines Important? 

(Continued from page 7) 

evangelistic preaching on other points and ignore this great 
doctrine which was so vital in the apostles' preaching that 
when they preached Jesus unto the people they desired to 
1)0 baptized. Further, the great doctrines of cleansing, fel- 
loAvship and commuiiion through the broken body and shed 
blood of Christ, Avhich are so beautifully and tenderly set 
forth in our triune service, if these are from God, we had 
better be slow in laying them aside. I am quite sure that if 
we had more preaching and teaching of distinctively Breth- 
i-en doctrine we would have a goodly number more of Breth- 
ren people and Brethren ehui'ches. for I knoA\' that God will 
honor his ^rord, when it is faithfully declared, without try- 
ing to harmonize the truth with every idea and doctrine of 
men, who say, It does not matter how we are baptized or 
M'hether we wash feet, if only we confess Christ and live 
right. I would not say a word against godly living and 
confession of Christ, but I would say. These ought ye to have 
done and not to have left the others undone." May God 
rebaptize the Brethren preachers with the Holy Ghost, that 
they may preach all the great doctrines of the Book with 
power, that we may fill the place God has allotted us, and 
give the world the whole truth. 
Hamlin, Kansas. 

J. A. Garber 


Our Young People at Work 

Melvin Stuckey 


Tenth Legion Department 

By E. A. Myer, Superintendent 

So much has been \vritten concerning the Tenth Legion 
that it seems almost useless to say anything more, but the 
prophet says it must be line upon line, precept upon precept, 
here a little al^d there a little. 

Most people agree that the Jews tithed but many claim 
it was jiist a legal Jewish curtom. If the Jews under the 
law gave one-tenth and many times much more, we under 
grace, should certainly give no less. Some standard of giv- 

ing must be used and the tithe or tenth is a good place to 

Our giving must be systematic, but giving once a month 
Avould be systematic giving. Our giving must be propor- 
tionate, b\it giving one cent out of each dollar would be pro- 
portionate giving. So our giving must be not only system- 
atic and proportionate but also liberal, or "As God' hath 
prospered him." 

Let us look at the Lord's plan or teaching. 

1. Ownership of God (Gen. 1:1; Psa. 24:1; 1 Tim. 6:7, 

2. Stewardship of Man (Luke 12 :42 ; 16 :2, etc) , If we get 

JANUARY 25, 1922 


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these two principles definitely settled in our minds the 
re'-t will follo-\\- easily. 

3. Principle of Investment (Matt. 25:27). We must use, 
not hide or abuse, the goods entrusted to our care. 

4. Subordination of Money (Matt. 19:22). Money is a 
good servant but a hard master. We must not forget 
1 Timothy 6:10. 

5. Law of Recomijense (Luke 6:38). Our receiving de- 
pends upon what, hoAV and why we give. 

6. Superior Blessedness (Acts 20:35). We should strive 
for the greater blessing. 

7. Computation by Comparison (Mark 12:43-44). Not 
what we give but what we keep is the Lord's way of 

8. UiLselfishness in Giving (Luke 6:35. We should be 
prompted by a spirit of love and cheerfulness in giving. 

9. Plenteous Giving (Exodus 36:6). May that tims speed- 
ily come. 

10. Philippians 4:8 (last phrase); 2 Timothy 2:15; John 
5:39 (A. v.), etc. 
Bringhurst, Indiana. 

Senior Endeavor--Be A Doer 

By Cora Gulp, President Northern Ind. District 

For the Christian Endeavorer it is of scarcely less con- 
sequence that he should kno-\v that he has a mission, vsdiat 
its nature is and how he is to accomplish it, than that he 
should know that Christ is his Savior. 

Endcavorers, have you risen to this conception* Are you 
measuring your lives by this standard'? Have you found 
your place and ai-e you trying to fill it? Have you made 
known your desire to be of service to your president or other 
officer, so that you may be given some task by which you 
may develop your talent? 

Every Endeavorer should be willing to do what he is 
able to do to make liis society and its work a success. All 
are not able to do the same kind of work. In a household 
some may be able to split Avood, while others would not be 
strong enough to do such vigorous work but would be able 
to shake down the ashes and carry them out. So each will 
find the work he can do in Christian Endeavor. 

What are you doing to make Christian Endeavor weelc 
the best in its history? Your society and every member 
should be busy. I am anxious that every society in North- 
ern Indiana shall observe in A\'hole or in part Christian En- 
deavor week program, and that it shall be made the occasion 
of great spiritual uplift and the attainment of Christian En- 
'^"avor standards. The following may be suggestive as to 

ignificance that Chri'tian Endeavor ought to have for 
id your society : 

- ' C hrist first in your life 

H umble yourself before God 

R everence the house of God 

I mportance of prayer realized 

S earch the Scriptures daily 

T ithe your income 

I ndM-elling of the Spirit 

^ A ceomplish something for God 

N ever say "No." to God 

E xact and exalt C. E. committee work 

N ecrologic, or live wire members 

D eci-sion day observed 

E xceed the old year 

A sliland College night 

V alue the FOUR SQUARE 

btain results 

R utn — avoid them. 
Nappanee, Indiana. 

Christian Endeavor Week 

Through recent weeks of cumulative emphasis we have 
been anticipating this noteworthy week. From February 5th 
to 12th A^-c will celebrate the forty-first amiiversary of the 
founding of Christian Endeavor. During this period we will 
reap, at least in part, the harvest of persistent effort, set our 
stakes and launch forward-looking programs. General Sec- 
retary Gates of the United Society offers the suggestions 
given below, which may be employed by each society Avith 
such modification as local circumstances may require. 

Honor Roll 

Any church having three or more Christian Endeavor 
societies is entitled to a place on the honor roll of the Four 
Square Campaign. 

Any society may claim a like honorable distinction by 
attaining one or more of the following points : 1. Gifts to 
missions averaging one dollar per member. 2. An evange- 
listic service or some other Avorth-while service for the 
church or community. 3. An educational campaign (mis- 
sion study, leadersMp training. Expert Endeavor, etc.) or 
the Christian Endeavor World in every Christian Endeavor 

The names of such churches and societies will be pub- 
lished in the Christian Endeavor World and the Brethren 
Evangelist, if reported to the undersigned or the United 
Society. J. A. GARBER. 

I. Graded Christian Endeavor. 

1. "Pour-in-One" Program for Sunday, February 5, 

C. E. Day. 

(a) Sunday morning. 

— Sunday School recognition of C. E. Day. 
— Sermon sugge.stion. "The Challenge of Chris- 
tian Endeavor. ' ' 

(b) Sunday Afternoon and Evening, "Four-in-One" 

meeting of Juniors, Inteimediates, Seniors and 

2 :30 P. M. Song and Devotional Service. 
3 :00 P. M. Junior Demonstration. 
3 :45 P. M. Intermediate Demonstration. 
4 :30 P. M. Senior Program, Avith four talks on 

"What Christian EndeaA^or Stands For." 

(a-) Confession of Christ. 

(b) Service to Christ. 

(c) Loyalty to Christ's Church. 

(d) FelloAvship Avith Christ's People. 

Note — If afternoon attendance is difficult, have similar 
program in the evening at an hour a little earlier than the 
regular meeting. 

5 :30 P. M. FelloAvship Hour. 
6:30 P.M. Special C. E. Day Program. "Around 
the World Avith Christian Endeavor." This 
program has been especially prepared by Dr. 
R. P. Anderson, avIio has also recently issued a 
new book, "Christian EndeaA'or Around the 
7 :30 p. M. Church Service. Several talks l)y 
Alumni on themes such as "Why I Believe in 
Christian Endeavor," and a pastoral address. 

2. A "Four-in-One" Social on Friday, February 10th. 

Planned for the four graded groups. A great C. E. 
family party ! 

II. Church Loyalty. 

(a) Make the Church Prayer meetmg night 
' ' Church Loyalty Night. ' ' 

(b) Strive for 100% Christian Endeavor presence at 
this service. 

(c) At it announce beginning or completion of some 
special service rendered the church by the C. E. 

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(d) Announce some increased' missionary support 
for denominational missions, or plans for it. 
Religion in the Home. 

(a) A "Stay-at-home" evening. A co-operative ef- 
fort with all the other organizations of the church 
to get the whole family to stay 'at home with the 
hope of establishing a ' ' weekly ' ' family night for 

(b) Forwarding of the cause of the Quiet Hour. 
Personal Stewardship. 

Sunday, February 12, Decision Day. 

(a) Sunday afternoon canvass for new members. 
Prayer group before the regular C. E. meeting. 
Specially prepared C. B. meeting at which time 
opportunity should be given for decisions along 
these lines : 

1. For Christ as a personal Savior. 

2. For church membership and attendance. 

3. For C. E. memberrhip, associate or active. 

4. For comradeship in the Quiet Hour. 

5. For membership in the Tenth Legion. 

6. For enrollment for Leadership Training. 

7. For full-time Service, as a Life Work Re- 

Leaflets explaining these various items can be secured 
on reqiiest from the Boston offices. Decision cards at $1.00 
per hundred. 


The Christian's Business 

By G. C. Carpenter, Missionary Superintendent 

Every Christian Endeavorer can well say, " I 'm here on 
business for my King." That business is the evangelization 
of the whole world. 

The young people's opportunity in Christian Endeavor 
is that of the l^est preparation for the most efficient service 
in that world task. 

1. Every society should the year round and in various 
ways lay much emphasis on missions. 

2. Every society should have a mi.ssion study class at 
some time durhig the year. 

3. Every society should make and pay an annual 
pledge to the support of our Kentucky mountain mission 

4. Every society should seek Life Work Recruits from 
their ranks and thus help to provide workers to go into the 
fields that are already white unto the harvest. 

5. Every society should have a live missionary commit- 
tee always ready to help forward the above , important 
duties. What a great privilege is that of the Missionary 
Committee ! 

Hagersto^^^l, Maryland. 

Send Home' Missinnary Funds to 
Homr Missloniiry Secrrtary, 

906 American Bldg., Dayton, Ohio 


Send Foreip-n lli.ssion Funds to 


Finnnel.ll S<-cret!iry Foreign Bonrd, 

1330 E. Third St., Long Beach, California 

Excerpts from Missionary Epistles 

(^Compiled from personal letters of James S. Gribble to his Tvife) , 

October 4, 1021. 

I have been realizing for some days that 
Satan would try to bring me down with an 
attack of fever as I go back to Bozoum. But 
I am thankful to our dear Lord that God is 
giving me better health. Of course just now 
I am taking half a gramme of quinine a day. 
Day after tomorrow, I e.xpect to arrive, God 
willing, at the Bossombali Government Poste. 
That will be the last chance that I will have 
of mailing a letter until I reach Bozoum and 
start our own mail bag back to Bangui. Today 
was a rainy day and I gave my new raincoat 
the first good trial. Am sorry to say that it 
is not absolutely waterproof, as it let some 
water through on my shoulders and back, but 
not much. However I am very fond of it and 
am p'Tsuaded that it is the very best that can 
be gotten, taking everything into considera- 
tion. I carry it right with me on the bicycle 
so as to have it whenever a sudden shower 
comes up, and nearly all of them are sudden. 
October 5, 1921. , 

Well, the rain has come and gone for today. 
It is now just five minutes after four o 'clock. 
Nazubulu and Pondo and I got in before the 
rain, but the porters all got soaked. My, but 
it did pour down for half an hour or so. I 
was hoping by the time that I got back here 
that it would be done with raining every day, 
but it s?emg to bo "still going strong." I 
am not fond of making this trip during the 
months of August to October. However, now 
the rainy season is on the decrease, and the 
strean's are beginning to fall. I mean the 
water in them. New missionaries shotild not 
arrive at Boloum between June 30th and 
November 1st. November and December arc 
the very b'-st months in which to take the 
trip from Bangui to Bozoum. However the 
season from January to June is not bad. 

If we suffer with him we shall also reign 
with him. But the thought of reigning is not 
the uppermost one now, but to be well pleas- 
ing to him who did so much for us! As a 
matter of fact, I do not fool to have many 

burdens as I try to take my stand on John 
14:13, 14. Oh, that is such a precious verse 
to me. I read those two verses oftener than 
any other two in the Bible. 

When I consider the great need in this 
great country, I wonder what God is calling 
us to! .Just about keeping pace with us there 
is a Bornu man from Lai. You can find that 
place on the map, 'as it is ;a gi'eat center; a 
long ways north of Bozoum. The man is a 
Mohammedan, who, he told me, has been to 
Mecca. With him are two Lake porters. The 
latter, by their dress, I would think, are pure 
pagan. They dress less than the men of any 
tribe we have ever worked among. They wear 
nothing whatever. But that was not my great 
interest. It was the kind of people that they 
are and their great need of the Gospel. Still 
pagan! Can it be true? But, oh, how ejxposed 
to Islam from three sides, from the north, 
west and east. Can it be that some day God 
will lead us up among them as wonderfully as 
he opened the Bozoum door1 I was told that 
these two men, or boys, were yet but chil- 
dren. AVhat must the grownups be like? These 
fellows are like giants in build. In compar- 
ison the Baya and the Karre look to be the 
size of pigmies. I tried to tell this Bornu 
man about .Tesus, but we do not have a com- 
mon language. 

Lrt us get definitely interested along the 
line of sending our young recruits to France 
to spend at least six months there or even 
more, so as to get French well and be able 
to teach there, for the Christian school will 
be a great leverage for us. 

T^et us get out of the idea that new mission- 
aries must be old. Let us think they must 
be college graduates. As I look back over 
the ones with whom I am personally acquaint- 
ed. I can see very few failures among those 
who car^'e to the field when 2.5 years of age 
or younger. Yes, they were bovs. And many 
of them were boyish. George Rhoad was only 
23 when he came out. StaufFucher was 25. 
Buxton was possibly less than 21 and was 

criticised by Uganda missionaries for coming 
out before finishing his training. Mr. Wright 
was very young also. His wife was but 20. 
You know how young and girlish Madge 
Hurst was. And so the story runs. Only one 
of those "young uns" returned before a well 
earned furlough. And there are quite a num- 
ber of others that I have not named. I do 
not think that Mr. Symulka was very old 
when he first came out. But when we look at 
the ones who were a number of years older 
what a large percentage there is of those who 
find the battle too hard and often a few years 
dropped out. 

More and more I feel that missionaries like 
soldiers must be made in the harness. Of 
course a knowledge of the French language 
is a prerequisite for the work out here, as our 
teaching must be done in French, and a good 
knowledge of it is likely to give us greater 
freedom with the government. 

I believe that candidates who feel so called 
are fully justified in staying at home for the 
length of time required to take a medical 
course. Physicians with a knowledge of the 
great fundamentals of handling disease are 
greatly needed. 

But, oh, it will be the Christian school 
which will count most for the building up of 
the church in this land. And have you thought 
about it? Those laws which were recently 
passed which seemingly would be a hindrance 
to the missionary cause may be a great bless- 
ing? If rigidly adhered to, I would think 
that they would hinder Mohammedan schools 
which are conducted in Arabic. 

How I trust that the Church of the Breth- 
ren will be led toward the Baya. I am 
awaiting word from you on that snbj'^ct. 

It is supper time. There is food for 5,1.1?. 
I must close for today. This section of the 
country is improving. More people and more 
food, along the road. 

The first time that I was along here, one 
could not buy a single atom of food in this 

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PAGE 13 



Someone asked me the other day why there 
was not a report in eonceruing the Canton 
J work. I repued that I guessed the Canton 
people were all too busy to record their doings. 
This being the actual state of affairs I will 
try once more and act as the spokesman. 

To begin with we are glad to say that Can- 
ton has just ended a very successful year. 
The New ifear linds every department of the 
church in line running order and on the up- 
ward trend. Oar church attendance has in- 
creased to a very appreciable degree, espe- 
cially the evening service. 

The gam in the Sunday school has been 
even above our expectations. The general av- 
erage attendance lor the past year has been 
144. This is an increase of about 30 over the 
year before. Our big problem now is not 
where to get them but -where to put them. 
Someihiug must be done and that in the near 
future, eise we wil have to hang them on the 
wall. But who would expect anything dif- 
ferent when we have the very best corps of 
officers and teachers that consecration and in- 
terest can give to a church? 

Just before Christmas the W. M. S. and the 
S. M. M. combined in sending a barrel of 
bedding to Lost Creek. Both of these organ- 
izations are doing most excellent work. Just 
recently the W. M. S. formed what will be 
known as the Pastor's Aid Committee. As 
Canton cannot afford the services of an assis- 
tant pastor we think this is a mighty fine 
thing. Already it has begun to function and 
we are seeing the results in even this short 

Of the Senior Christian Endeavor we can- 
not say much but we can say considerable 
about our Junior Society which now b<jasts 35 
members. They meet during the morning 
preaching hour and axe making rapid progress 
in their work. 

This year Canton took a new method of 
raising her funds for the national interests. 
The Sunday school took over the minor offer- 
ings of Stewardship, White Gift, Publication 
Interests, and Benevolences. This left only 
the thr^je major offerings for the church at 
large. This was all taken care of at our 
Thanksgiving Day observance in the way of 
pledges. Practically all has been pledged and 
we can promise every division of the Bicen- 
tenary Committee the support they asked for. 

Not only was this work accomplished but 
we came to the end of the year, (our first 
year without mission support) entirely out 
of debt and with a neat little sum in the 
treasury. For this we thank God and take 

At our last quarterly business meeting we 
again received a call to the work here for an- 
other year beginning May 1st. Pray for us, 
brethren, that the will of God may be worked 
out in our lives and in the lives of these good 
people here. FEED C. VANATOR. 


The how year is already upon us and with 
it we desire to begin with a few words from 
■Huntington. Not much will be said now in 
the manner of a report as we expect to have 
that appear later. However, this should be 
said. On January fifth the annual business 
meeting of the church was held and owing to 
some items of business which were transacted 
then the work has taken on new life. Every 
one is possessed with a new spirit, a spirit to 
do their utmost for the cause of the Master 
'r at this place. On the first Sunday after this 
meeting the Sunday school attendance in- 
creased thirty-six. The regular offerings of 
the church tripled. It may be said conserva- 
tively that the outlook for the work is the 

best it has ever been. You may look for some 
items of interest in the near future. 

On Tuesday evening following the business 
meeting the newly created official board met 
at the home of the pastor to plan the work 
for the ensuing year. The Board met at 
seven o'clock under the pretense that some 
of the members had an engagement later in 
the evening and they wished to get through. 
At eight o'clock a rap came at the door and 
before it could be opened from the inside it 
was opened from without and in walked the 
whole church. It seemed to the pastor and his 
wife that there would be no end, but it finally 
came. They had surely taken the pastor by 
surprise. And they did not come empty- 
handed. Everyone had something to carry. 
They left eatables of all kinds, including a 
live chicken. Some one must have known the 
taste of a preacher. Then Mrs. Preacher was 
given material for a dress and the preacher 
was given a fine navy blue all wool sweater. 
Later in the evening we discovered that they 
had even brought some eats already prepared 
for the crowd. This we all enjoyed. Thanks, 
folks. Come again. These little doings make 
the preacher feel more like doing his utmost 
for the work. A report dealing more with 
events of the church will appear later. 


Near Roanoke, Virginia 

We erected a church that cost around $3,000 
and we have it nearly paid for. We only had 
six members and now we have forty. We 
have a large Sunday school which produced 
a good Christmas entertainment. We have 
preaching every Sunday. Our pastor is 
Brother George Dunahoo. 

Last September Brother Patterson con- 
ducted a revival with 28 conversions, 17 of 
which were added to the church. After the 
close of the Garden City meetings we had a 
ten-day meeting at Union Spring and three 
were added to the church. We hope our work 
will be more prosperous than ever during this 
year. JAMES T. BANDY, 

Corersponding Secretary. 

K. F. D. No. 5, Roanoke, Virginia. 


The work at Fillmore continues to show 
progress. All departments show a healthy and 
permanent growth. The Sunday school has 
doubled in attendance in but little more 
than one year and we are now averaging 
around the one-hundred mark. From infor- 
mation at hand ours is the only Sunday school 
in Fillmore showing an increase in attend- 
ance. This suggests the difficulty of the field 
and the fact that our school has grown is a 
source of encouragement. A faithful super- 
intendent and off'icers together with conse- 
crated teachers, coupled with prayer have 
made this possible. All the old officers of 
the school have been retained while a few 
changes have been made in the teaching force 
and we are hoping for continued and steady 
growth. The Christmas program given under 
the direction of the Sunday school was a de- 
cided success. It was after the plan of the 
White Gift service but had some distinctively 
new features that made the program much en- 
joyed" by those present. Those who had the 
responsibility of the work of the program 
have every reason to feel fully repaid for 
their effort. 

The Christian Endeavor societies are doing 
good work. The First Brethren church of 
Fillmore Tias the distinction of having four 
Christian Endeavor societies, a situation which 
can not be duplicated in many places. With 

the new arrangement and with the experi- 
enced workers who are to have charge dur- 
ing the coming year we look for an advance 
in C. E. work. 

The regular church attendance is good, our 
offering for Home Missions more than reached 
the goal set, and our prayer meeting is above 
the average. Wo have in attendance at our 
mid-week service about eighty percent of our 
total church membership which is a record of 
which any church may be proud. 

On the second of January our annual busi- 
ness meeting was held. The membership gath- 
ered at 2:30 P. M., and during the afternoon 
the reports of the officers of the various or- 
ganizations of the church were received. These 
reports showed commendable work in all de- 
partments and every organization was able to 
report all bills paid and something in the trea- 
sury with which to begin the year's work. 
The Sunday school reported an amount of cash 
handled during the year that would do credit 
to. a much larger and older school. At 5:30 
all repaired to the basement of the church and 
enjoyed a supper prepared by the men of the 
church. Following the supper the members 
again met in the church auditorium and pro- 
ceeded with the election of officers. A fine 
lot of officers was chcsen and we are look- 
ing forward, by the Lord's help, to a suc- 
cessful year 's work. 

Recently the church had the very great 
privilege of sharing in a meeting led by Dr. 
E. M. Cobb. The meeting was a success from 
every angle. The crowds were the largest 
that have gathered here in religious service 
for years. The people came night after night 
in even larger numbers than a year ago when 
all three churches united in an effort led by 
the well known evangelist, Dr. Franch E. 
Oliver. The pictures of the Holy Land and 
Dr. Cobb's lectures got hold of the people and 
the interest was maintained throughout the 
entire three weeks of the meeting. Much 
favorable comment was heard relative to the 
pictures and the work of Dr. Cobb. Each eve- 
ning after the lecture a twenty-minute ser- 
monette was preached. These messages had 
the Gospel ring and reached the hearts of the 
people. The work of Mrs. Cobb was no small 
part in the success of the effort. Her skillful 
handling of the lantern and slides had much 
to do with the success of the lectures. The 
visible results of the meeting were sixteen 
confessions and one renewal. Besides these, 
one who has been a Christian for many years, 
one of the most spiritual of the church mem- 
bers of Fillmore came with us because of a 
desire to follow the Lord all the way and that 
the blessings of a full Gospel might be ex- 
perienced, making twenty one who took the 
stand for the Lord during the meeting. There 
have been received into the church by bap- 
tism eight. One went to another church and 
a number of children were hindered by their 
parents. We were benefited not only by the 
additions to the church membership but peo- 
ple who had not been in church service for 
months came night after night and the First 
Brethren church has become better and more 
favorably known and we are looking forward 
to continued results during the months ahead. 
The church feels herself favored in having 
had Dr. Cobb with us. He is a " workman 
that needeth not to be ashamed." He should 
be kept busy in bringing the Gospel story to 
those who have not yet learned to know Jesus 
as Savior and Lord. Since the special effort 
closed there have been three received into our 
inemb 'rship. These are people for whom we 
have been praying for n onths, people who 
somehow could not be reached during the spe- 
cial meeting. They are all grown people and 
will be a source of strength to our work. 

I am just reminded that the church has 

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JANUARY 25, 1922 

been greatly strengthened by the coming of 
three families from the east. Brethren Oohn 
Parr and Archie Parr of Berne, Indiana, and 
Ward Deeter of Dayton, Ohio, together with 
their families have recently reached Fillmore. 
They have entered heartily into the work and 
are proving a blessing in numerous ways. 
Brother John Parr has been selected teacher 
of the Bible Class in the Sunday school, thus 
making possible the pastor taking up other 
work in the school which was really demanded. 

Brethren coming to Cahfornia would do 
well to follow the lead of these in locating 
where there is a Brethren church. I shall be 
glad to enter into correspondence with any 
who are contemplating coming to this land 
of sunshine and flowers. Fillmore offers ad- 
vantages along many lines and Brethren peo- 
ple coming as did these, would mean a great 
deal to this new work. 

I could not close this communication with- 
out a few words relative to the manj' kind- 
nesses shown the pastor and his family by 
these good people. Soon after our District 
Conference, the pastor broke under the strain 
of his peculiar burden. The membership, 
without any expressed desire on the part of 
their pastor, voted him a two weeks ' vaca- 
tion for real rest and recuperation. To give 
him a send-off they planned a surprise the 
evening before he w;as to leave. They brought 
numerous good things to cat and thej' really 
did surprise their pastor by presenting him 
with cash almost sufficient to meet every cent 
of the e.xpense of the vacation. Added to this, 
a short time before Christmas the men of the 
church anticipating the needs of the pastor 
made him a substantial Christmas gift in ad- 
vance and thus made possible some things 
which otherwise could not have been enjoyed. 
The gift was in cash and of sufficient fi'uount 
to possibly cause some to envy me and so I 
am leaving the amount unstated. Besides the 
gift in money one good brother added a twen- 
ty-five pound sack of fine budded walnuts. The 
good women of the church not to be outdone, 
recently entered the pastor's home and did 
some needed work, made several quilts and 
presented the pastor and his family with a 
very fine quilt. For all these things the pas- 
tor and his family are more than grateful. No 
people could be more kind :and considerate, 
and these things bind, pastor and people to- 
gether in a firmer way. It is the prayer of 
the pastor that the Lord may so use him 
that he may prove himself worthy of all these 

We crave the continued prayers of the 
brotherhood for the success of the work in 
this, humanlv speaking, difficult field. 

J. C. BEAL, 
Fillmore, California. 


•Tanuary 14, 1922. 
Dear Brother Baer: 

Through some misunderstanding this notice 
was not sent to the Evangelist at an early 
date as it should have been in justice to 
Brother Bright who was ordained to the min- 
istry .Tune 12, 1921 at the First Brethren 
church in Huntington, Indiana, of which he 
was a member. The services were well at- 
tended by the Roanoke, Maple Grove (Baton) 
and Muncie churches besides a number of 
Brother Bright 's relatives from Decatur, In- 
diana. A basket dinner was served in the 
basement of the church following the services 
where all enjoyed the well-prepared food fur- 
nished by the sisters of the different churches. 

Brother Bright united with the Church of 
the Brethren November 3, 1902, spending a 
greater part of his early Ufe at Elgin, Illi- 
nois. He united with the Brethren church at 
Huntington, Indiana, during the evangelistic 
meetings held by Brother Bame at the be- 
ginning of 1920. He began his study for the 
ministry under his pastor. Rev. J. H. Brower. 
in Huntington, August 15, 1920 and was called 

to the ministry by the Huntington congrega- 
tion at the Sunday morning service February 
17, 1921. 

Brother Bright accepted the charge at 
Roanoke, where he now lives, soon after tak- 
ing up the ministry and at present is serving 
the Roanoke and Maple Grove (Eaton) 
churches where his work is proving sucessful. 

May we all pray for the future success of 
our dear brother's work and service for the 
Lord. Mies G. LEEDY, 

Corresponding Secioiaiv 


Owing to Brother Deeter and Sister Nora 
Bracken Davis being with us on the regular 
quarterly meeting evening, and the weelc of 
prayer coming the following week, our quar- 
terly meeting was postponed two weeks and 
consequently our regular quarterly report is 
two weeks late. Since the last report tte cel- 
ebrated our twenty-filth anniversary as an or- 
ganized church. The week of October 16th 
was given over to the celebration and to say 
we had a good time rejoicing together would 
be putting it mildly indeed. Brother Reuch 
was with us on the Thursday evening and 
gave us an inspiring message. Brother Rench 
was the man who assisted the Nappanee 
church to get started. On the Friday evening 
we had one of the best and largest communion 
services in our history. Then on Sunday 
morning Brother B. H. Flora, who served as 
pastor here for about eight years, brought the 
message. This was followed by a repast served 
by the ladies. In the afternoon we had an 
open meeting when some of the ministers of 
town and a few of the members of the church 
gave short talks that made everybody feel 
good. The week was a very profitable one to 

On the evening of election day \vc were 
pleased to opien a meeting with the people of 
Gravelton. This church has been without 
preaching services for over three years, and 
no revival for four years. But with all this 
against them we found a body of very loyal 
folks ready to help what they could. Tljey 
have a Sunday school and a hvc W. M. S. on 
the job and that has been their saving grace. 
We were not able to get very far in additions, 
but perhaps after we show- the folks that the 
church is there to stay we may get some of 
those standing out to come in out of the cold. 
There were three added to the church, one of 
them going to give account to his Master 
since the meetings closed. After three weeks 
at Gravelton we spent the evenings of two 
weeks at New Paris. Here wo also found a 
loyal bunch of people. Like at Gravelton 
they are veiy few but they have been going 
right along and that gives them the edge on 
the Gravelton people. Brother Duker is loved 
bj' his people at New Paris and w^e were 
pleased to work with him. But two weeks 
seemed to be too short at this place. Other 
meetings in the town gave us a poor start the 
first week and at the close we felt that the 
revival had just commenced. Two were added 
as a i-esult of the meetings, and they are 
father and mother of four stalwart hoys who 
make fine prospectives. Both the Gravelton 
and New Paris peoples made the evangelist 
feel that they appreciated his humble efforts 
to serve the Master and the people as well. 
The Men's Chorus of the Nappanee church 
went along with us each Friday evening of 
these meetings and the Ladies' Chorus also 
assisted in one service at Gravelton. These 
singing organizations are wonderful helps to 
the pastor. Just recently the Men's Chorus 
twenty strong, went to Milford to assist 
Brother Pfloiderer in the meetings ho was 
cond.ucting there. And wo dare not forget 
the Chevrolet that carried us back and forth 
each evening during the meetings. These 
modern contraptions can be used to the glory 
of God and we must use them to that end. 

All the work of the church seems to be 
going along nicely. We are making room for 

more folks to attend Sunday school. At pres- 
ent we are around the three hundred fifty 
mark. Taking care of the Sunday school is 
our biggest problem today. The Endeavor so- 
cieties are awake. The Senior society takes 
care of the Home Mission offering and that- 
will be fully made up. The Whice Gift o' 
fering is lifted by the Sunday school. W 
gave something over two hunured twenty-fiv 
dollars to this offering on Christmas day. Ou- 
church and j)astor took part in the observance 
of the week of prayer. This is a well patron- 
ized meeting in Nappanee, large crowds greet- 
ing the speakers eacn evening. At present we 
are in preparation for our revival which qom- 
mences the first full week of February. Broth- 
er Wirick is doing the preaching. This is the 
first time we have had an evangelist in to 
assist us in a meeting and we look for an en- 
enjoyable time with Brother Wirick. We ask 
an interest in the prayers of the brotherhood 
as we enter these special efforts to bring the 
unsaved to Jesus. Take it all in all we are 
persuaded that the church at Nappanee ■ 
moving in the right direction. Some folks c 
not rise to the best that is in or before them, 
but we have some of the salt of the earth here 
and they make it more than worth a fellow's 
time and effort in carrying on. w e rejoice 
with the brethren over the country in suc- 
cesses that are coming to them this year. May 
God richly bless us in unselfish service to him 
and his church. 



After the state conference at Oakville, In- 
diana, T\e made preparations for our meeting 
which began on the tenth of October. Rev. J. 
W. Clark of South Bend, Indiana, did the 
preaching for us and Harley Zumbaugh lead 
us in the singing. Brother Clark brought us 
some forceful and heart searching messages. 
The community had an awakening such as 
they had not experienced for a long time. The 
messages in sermon and song found their way 
into the hearts of old and young and nine- 
teen responded. We baptized si.xtecu, have one 
to baptize, and received two by letter. The 
services of both Brother Clark and Brother 
Zumbaugh -were highly appreciated. If you 
are looking for a singer, one that can lead as 
well as sing, you would do well to secure 
Brother Zmubaugh who is now giving his time 
to the service of the Lord. Write him and 
secure a date, Harley Zumbaugh, Tiosa, Indi- 

Every department of the church is mo\ing 
along fine. The Sunday school under the 
leadership of Brother Fred Carson is doing 
fine work, not going at great strides and 
bounds but with a steady, gradual growth. 
On October 23 we had the largest attendance 
at Sunday school in the history of the church. 
We are now engaged in the remodeling of the 
church which is badly needed. 

Loree, Indiana 

After our meeting at Twelve Mile we held 
a meeting at Mexico for Brother Clark, then 
we came home to Loree and began our meet- 
ing on December 2o and had a two weeks' 
meeting, closing on January 8. The first week 
we had Harry Richer from Peru to lead the 
singing, the second week our Brother Walter 
Shim lead us in the song services and to say 
that they did it well is putting it very mildly. 
Their services were highly appreciated by 
both church and community. It was a real 
pleasure to go into a revival with such back- 
ing as we have here. We had the support of 
almost the entire membership almost to a xo' 
Many that had not been very active for 
time fell in line and gave us their S'- 
And it is wonderful what God can do "■ ^ 

working and praying church. We ch 
meetings with 48 confessions and h;, ■' ts 
eeived 8 since, making a of ^ 
have baptized 36 and "have 17 more ti. ■ ~ 
tize. A large number are heads of fa 
and in a few cases entire families of f oui 

JANUARY 25, 1922 


PAGE 15 

six members came into the church. We be!^?ve 
we have great reasous to rejoice and to hdim 
we give the glory. 

Brother Walter Shim, has been elected as 
our superintendent of the Sunday school and 
again we are all glad for he has led us so 
ilthfully and efficiently that we are fortu- 
'iite to have him for our superintendent. Our 
j<>neral average in attendance for the year 
V('as 152, the largest attendance for one Sun- 
Iday being 48. Our men believe that they 
have a part in the Christian work for we also 
have a large men 's class. On rally day we 
had 100 men present. But this was a spe- 
cial day. We also have a fine ladies' class 
and believe of course that they are responsi- 
ble for such a large number of men being 
present each Sunday. Our orchestra of five 
young men is a great help to both Sunday 
school and church. We are also proud of our 
Sisterhood oi ilary and Martha. They are al- 
ways looking for something to do that they 
might be of greater service to. their Master. 
•■'Lie Ladies ' Missionary Society is going f or- 
ukrd under the leadership of Mrs. Ora Tur- 
ner to a greater work. 



The work of the past year at Louisville 
First Brethren has not been spasmodic or 
with a great rush but thorough and of high 

The reports from each department of the 
church at our New Year's annual business 
meeting prove the truth of our first state- 
ment. Special days as designated by the Bi- 
centenary Movement have been observed. The 
claims and interests of the church have been 
kept before the worshipers at this place. 

Financially this church lias never accom- 
plished as much as during the- past year.- Full 
time service of the pastor required a consid- 
erable enlargement of the budget. Then too, 
there was added to our budget, Ashland Col- 
lego, Publishing Company and Brethren Home. 
Through the duplex envelope system and con- 
tributions were being made during the year 
for these various interests. While the amount 
may not have been as much for some of these 
as we would desire, yet it is a step in the 
right direction and our people are becoming 
educated to this plan. The church and all 
auxiliaries raised for all purposes during the 
year 1921, $3,914.00. 

Our Sunday school revealed a promising 
record when the report was compared with 
the former year. The Elementary department 
has recently been reorganized throughout. 
Their efforts and plans have already been 
blessed, in spite of handicaps on accaunt of 
lack of room and adequate equipment. A cut 
and report of the Sunday school activities at 
Christmas time will appear in these columns as 
soon as the engravers decide to work again. 
The icing's Daughters class sent useful Christ- 
mas gifts to each of the African missionaries 
on the field and also to those who recently re- 
turned. The Friendship classes A and B sent 
a box of toys to the Near East. 

The Woniens' and Sisterhood organizations 
continue earnestly in their spheres of action. 
They also sent two boxes of dried fruit to 
Africa, besides helping in our local communi- 
ty where sickness and no work prevailed. 
Christian Endeavor is planning Endeavor 
■W<?jk. A report will follow later. 

In November our revival meeting was con- 
ducted by the pastor and our own forces. We 
could easilj- talk about the weather at this 
..:* but it is such a changeable subject, we 
refrain from so doing. The attendance 
-^ry good. For the most part a whole- 
support was given. We tried to preach 
. jjel in all its power aiirl purity and 
jjeoplc of the wolves in sheep's cloth- 
are stalking over our country preach- 
id teaching such doctrines as will not 
mspection before the Light of the Bible, 
ere blessed visibly with four conversions. 

Since the meeting five more (all adults) made 
the great confession for the first time. This 
was one of the happiest moments of all our 
ministry, to be able to lead five precious con- 
victed souls into baptism. It was a wonder- 
ful display of the power of God. We have 
the assurance that others will come. Tlic pis- 
tor was agreeably surprised with an extra 
consideration in form of a check from the 
treasurer for these special services. 

Our most recent work of much import is a 
Bible study class. Twelve have expressed 
their willingness to sacrifice some other things 
in order to meet once each week for a definite 
study of the Bible. The desire of this class 
is for a greater knowledge of the Word of 

This rather briefly presents our work at 
the present time. May his Spirit reign tri- 
umphantly in our hearts. E. M. RIDDLE. 


(Continued from last week) 


W. M. S., Dayton, O., M $ 10.00 

Golden Rule Class, Dayton, O., . . .M 5.00 

Willing Workers, Dayton, O., M 2.00 

Ever-Faithful Class, Martinsburg, 

Pa., M 2.50 

Men's Class, Martinsburg, Pa., ..M 2.00 

Rose Circle Class, Martinsburg, . . M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Crockett, MeClure, O, 2.,00 

October Interest 1.24 

DyoU Belote, Uniontowu, Pa., M 5.00 

Mrs. D. Belote, Uniontown, Pa., . . M 5.00 
L. E. Solomon, Uniontown, Pa. . . . M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. A. R. Umbel, Union- 
town Pa., 2.00 

Women's Class, Martinsburg, Pa., M 5.00 

1st Ch. S. S., Uniontown, Pa., . .'. 5.00 

Y. P. S C. E., Uniontown, Pa., . . . M 5.00" 

E. W Longnecker, Dayton, O., . . . M 25.00 

.John Bissett, Dayton," O. M 2.50 

Boethian' Bible Glass, Dayton, ...M 2.50 

Sarah Olinger, Meyersdale, Pa., ..M 5.00 

Emma Olinger, Meyersdale, Pa., . . M 5.00 

National W. M. S., 500.00 

National W. M. S., 150.00 

W. M. S., Dayton, O., M 5.00 

C. Snyder, Glover Gap, W. Va., 2.50 

Mr. & Mrs. Ormsby, Van Buren, Ind. 2.00 
Mrs. J. L. Bowman, New Bethle- 
hem, Pa., ' 1.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. Grise, Damascus, O., M 5.0,0 

A. .7. Miller, Berlin, Pa., M 5.00 

P-i. Dcpt., Falls City, Neb M 20.00 

Mrs. C. .J. Hites, Fair Haven, O., . .M 5.00 

.J. M. Smith, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Rebecca Reyner, Davton, O., 1.00 

Ch., Dayton', O., ..." 179.29 

Flo. B. Fogarty, Daj'ton, O., M 5.00 

B. F. Detrick, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Patterson, Day- 
ton, O., M 5.00 

E. F. Klepinger, Family, Dayton, .M 5.00 

E. P. Musselman, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. N. Teeter, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Golden Rule Class, ' M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. G.. Murr, Dayton, O., .M 5.00 
A. Smith & Family, Dayton, O., .M 5.00 
W. Baker, Family, Dayton, O., . . .M 25.00 
Mr. & Mrs. E. Kinsey,' Dayton, O., M 10.00 
Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Longnecker, Day- 
ton, O., M 10.00 

L. T. Burkett, Dayton, O., M 25.00 

Perrv Bowman, Dayton, O M 10.00 

W. C. Teeter, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Dr. .7. M. Wine Family, Dayton, O.. M 20.00 

W. M. S., Dayton, O'., . . .' '. . .M 50.00 

Mr. & M-s. F. W. Eccard, Dayton, M 10.00 

Lannie Murr, Dayton, O M 5.00 

Home Builders Class. Dayton, O., M 25.00 
Blanche Hamburger, Euth, Cath- 
erine and Elizabeth, Dayton, O., M 7.00 

O. E. Bowman & Family, Dayton, M 25.00 

W. S. Bell & Family, Dayton, O., M 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. D. Grubbs, Dayton, M 5.00 

Miriam Klepinger, Dayton, O., ..M 5.00 

Berean Class, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Elizabeth Campbell, Dayton, O., .M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. G. Delk, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Chas. Snyder, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Jesse Garber, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Grubb, Johnstown, O., M 10.00 

Lucy Metz, Sibley, la., M 5.00 

Mary Huyett, Zanesville, O., 2.00 

Mrs. J. Myers, Williamsburg, la. M 5.00 

Clara J. Niebel, Miamisburg, 0.,..M 5.00 

Ch., Pleasant Hill, O., 90.00 

S. A. Lowman, Pleasant Hill, O.,. .M 5.00 

H. L. Carey, Troy, O., M 5.00 

Mrs. H. S. Enslow, Ottawa, Kan., . . . 1.00 

M.-. & Mrs. Walter, Huntington, Ind., 2.00 

Mrs. Oliver Winters, Fremont, O. . . 1.00 

Willing Workers Class, Conemaugh, 3.00 

Ch., W. Alexandria, O., 15.27 

Wni. C. Keplinger, & Family, W. 

Alexandria, O., M 5.00 

C. E. Beekley, W. Alex., O., M 5.00 

Mrs. C. A Bame, Plymouth, Ind., .M 15.00 

W. M. S., 3rd Ch., Phila. Pa., M 10.00 

Anna Ruble, Blackwell, Okla., 1.00 

Iva Welch, Terra Alta, W. Va., . .M 12.00 

W. S. Welch, Terra Alta, W. Va., M 12.00 

Anna E. Yarian, Eoann, Ind., . . . . M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Stutznian, Nappanee, M 5.00 

Inter. C. E., Goshen, Ind., M 5.00 

NeUie B. Moseley, Waterloo, la,, .M 5.00 

Geo. J. Eeplogle, Woodbury, Pa., M 5.00 

Ch., Lost Creek, Ky., 11.27 

Maggie White, Lyndon, O., 1.00 

A. E. Thatcher, Brockton, Mass., . . 2.00 

Mrs. A. J. Long, Berlin, Pa., M 5.00 

Louisa Woolley, Denver, Ind., 1.00 

Ch., Eittman, O., 21.10 

H. C. Funderburg, New Carlisle, M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. H. B. Lehman, Glendale, 

Arizona, M 110 00 

Sarah Eoush, Union City, Mich., . . 2.00 

W. M. S., Daj'ton, O., M 10.00 

Elizabeth Gnagey, Oak Paik, 111., M 5.00 

Ch. Jones Mills, Pa., 15.40 

J. Spickernvan, Maryville, Mo., . . .M 7.00 

Eowena Donovan, Modesta, Cal., .M 5.00 

Mrs. L. J. Ripple, Johnstown, Pa., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Miamisburg, O., 10.69 

Bvron Murr, Dayton, O., M 10.00 

Br. Ch., La Paz, Ind., 28.00 

Mrs. E'. Smith, Cameron, W. Va., M 10.00 

Mrs D. C. Moomaw, Roanoke, Va.,. . 1.00 
Mr. & Mrs. Millheiser, Eldoiado, 

Kansas, M 10.00 

Mrs. Eliza. Smith, Phila., Pa., M 10.00 

Amanda Walter, Lakeville, Ind., .M 10.00 

Eliz. M. Eodabaugh, Dunkirk, O., M 5.00 

Elizabeth Hawver, Tippecanoe, O.,.. 1.00 

Ethel L. Flory, Trotwood, O., 1.00 

Martin Johnson, Massena, la., ...M 20.00 
Mrs. D. W. Campbell & Family, San- 
dusky, O., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. M. D. Kerr, Bryan, O., M 5.00 

I. M. Murray, West Salem, O., 3.00 

Mai-v F. Tavlor, Ft. Morgan, Colo., M 5.00 
Ada'Ebbinghous, Elkhart, Ind., ..M 10,00 
Mr. & Mrs. Alan S. Pearce, Los An- 
geles, Cal., M 5.00 

L. Mellinger, Decatur, 111., 2.00 

W. H. Sanger, Millersburg, la., . . .M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. .Jackson Boord, Windy, 

W. Ya., M 5.00 

JLatilda Antram, New Salem, Pa., M 10.00 

Henrv Lint, Dayton, O., il 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Crofford, Hallan- 

dale, Florida, M 5.00 

D. J. Miller, A-shland, O., M 5.00 

Martha Keller, Wash., D. C, M 5.00 

Barbara Musser, Nappanee, Ind... .M 5.00 

Ch., Pleasant Hill, O 1.00 

S. O. Berkcvbile, Mifflin, Pa., ...M 5.00 

Chas. Berbeybile, Mifflin, Pa M 5.00 

Annie. Beekley, Pressor, Wash., . . . 1.00 

Orpha Beekley, Daj'ton, O., M 5.00 

Minnie Bowman, Dayton, Va., M 5.00 

Ira Blough, Family, "Listie, Pa., . .M 5.00 

Boethian Class, Dayton, O., M 2.50 

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JANUARY 25, 1922 

J. I. Hereter & Family, Gettysburg, 

Pa., M 5.00 

John Bissett, Dayton, O., M 2.50 

J. D. Gilbert, Eaton, O., M 5.00 

Chas. Smith, Euton, O., M 5.00 

Mrs. Chas. c^mith, Eaton, O., M 5.00 

Lois Frazier, Mineral Pt„ Wise, . .M 5.00 
Mrs. W. W. Combs, Lawrenceburg, 

Tenn., M 5.00 

Mrs. E. C. Miller, S. Bend, Ind.,..M 5.00 

Golden Rule Class, Dayton, O., . . .M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Tiosa, Ind., 23.28 

Mr. & Mrs. B. Harn, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Mrs. M. E. Nedrow, Norton, Kan., M 15.00 

Edith Dodd, Mo.avia, la., M 5.00 

Mrs. S. A. Price, Arma, Kan., 1.00 

Hazel Price, Arma, Kan., 1-00 

Anna E. MiJler, Mathias, W. Va.,. . M 9.25 

Aaron Showalter, Adrian, Mo., ..M 10.00 

Br. Ch., Columbus, O., 50.00 

Br. Ch., Dallas Center, Iowa, 95.00 

Br. Ch., Clay City, Ind., 29.00 

M. K. Goshorn, Clay City, Ind., . .M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. D. V. Ove/holtzer, Clay 

City, Ind., , -M 1.00 

S. C. Henderson, Clay City, Ind., M 5.00 

MoUie Andrew, Clay City, Ind., ..M 5.00 

C. H. Flory, Yorba Linda, Cal., . . .M 5.00 

Anna L. Flory, Yorba Linda, Cal., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Middle Branch, O., 21.00 

Mary Cluck, Chambersburg, Pa., . . . 1.00 

Aeronaut Class, Goshen, Ind., M 15.00 

Mrs. E. C. Mercer, Partridge, Kan. M 7.00 

Anna E. Grubb, Ashland, Ore., . .M 5.00 

S. S., New Paris, Ind., 'tS.OO 

W. M. S., New Paris, Ind., M 10.00 

Mary Storm, Chambersburg, Pa., . . 1.00 

S. S., Warsaw, Ind., 21.94 

We Brothers Class, Warsaw, Ind., M S.02 

Ti-ue Blue Class, Warsaw-, Ind., . . .M 5.00 

Mothers Class, Warsaw, Ind., M 5.50 

Keystone Class, Warsaw, Ind., ..M 5.04 

Jr. Dept., Warsaw, Ind., M 5.00 

Friendship Class, Warsaw, Ind., . .M COO 

Loyal Sons Class, Warsaw, Ind., . . M 5.00 

November Interest, 1.00 

A Friend, .-. Bend, Ind., 1.00 

Lizzie Mills, Cosner, 111., 1.00 

Maurine Mills, Cosner, 111., 1.00 

Mrs. H. J. Frantz, Enid, Okla., 2.00 

B. C. Smith, Bedford, Pa., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Linwood, Md., 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. M. Hall, Garwin, la., M 7.50 
Mr. & Mrs. W. O. Ringler, Somer- 
set, Pa 2.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Hari-y Ringler, Listie, 

Pa., M 10.00 

Br. Ch., Trinity, Va., 13.50 

Laura Hedrick, Hallandale, Fla., M 10.00 
Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Focht, Liberty, 

Ind., M 5.00 

Mrs. H. W. Robertson, Middletown, 

Va., M 5.00 

Lilia McCann, Cameron, W. Va., .M 5.00 

L. C. Murdy, Cameron, W. Va., .50 

Br. Ch., Elkhart, Ind., 215.00 

Br. Ch., Altoona, Pa., 43.00 

Mrs. L.' Z. Replogle, Altoona, Pa., M 5.00 

Mrs. W. Wertman, Altoona, Pa., M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. A. Sollenberger, Altoona, 

Pa., M 10.00 

Lloyd Replogle, Altoona, Pa., M 5.00 

Jr. G. E., Altoona, Pa., M 5.00 

E. S. Flora, Altoona, Pa., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Gingrich, McAllis- 

terville, Pa., M 25.00 

E. A. Juillerat & Family, Portland, 

Ind., ...M 35.00 

Mrs. H. L. Fisher, Waynes6oro, 

Pa., M 5.00 

Mrs. E. G. Goode, Harrisonburg, 

Va., M 5.00 

Earl Phillips, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Mrs. Earl Phillips, Dayton, O., . . .M 5.00 
Gertrude Martindale, Tippecanoe 

City, O., M 10.00 

Mrs. Roy Decker, Augusta, Mich., . . 1.00 

A Friend, Fostoria, 1.00 

W. M. S., Warsaw, Ind., M 10.00 

W. M. S., Bi-yan, O., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. Laudrey, (Sidney, O., lO.UO 

Ch. and b. fci., Aleppo, ra., l/.uu 

Mary A. tonyuer, Aieppo, Pa., M 10.00 

C. Ji.., Aleppo, i-a., M 5.00 

Julia A ALairay, Aleppo, Pa.,....M 5.00 Mooie, Aieppo, Pa., . . . .M 5,U0 

W. A. Barnnart, Aiuppo, Pa., ....M 5.u0 

Celestia Barnnart, Aieppo, Pa., ..M 5.00 

W. M. S., uayvon, U., M 20.00 

Loyal \vorkeis, Nappanee, Ind., ..M 25. UO 

Belle Mast, bpooner. Wis., M 5.00 

Arda Hedrick, Hananaaie, ila., ..M 5.00 

3ra Ch. & fci. b., Johnstown, Pa., .... 39.t)S 

L. G. Wood, J onnstown, Pa., M 5.00 

C. E., Johnstown, Pa., M 5.U0 

Br. Cn., Lust Creek, Ky., 20.58 

Br. Ch., Bryan, O., 195.00 

G. L. Maus, Bryan, Ohio, M 5.00 

W. G. Peuy & Wife, Grand Bay, 

Ala., 2.0U 

Br. Ch., Berne, Ind., (Bethel), 117.71 

Ever Doing Class, Berne, Ind., ..M 5.00 

R. R. Boon, Durham, CaL, M 25.00 

Ch., Listie Pa., . . . ." 14.00 

Fannie Walker, Milledgeville, ill., M u.OO 

Br, Ch,, Williamstowu, O,, 11.31 

Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Stone, Findlay, 

O., , . . M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. Goodman, Sunnyside, 

Wash., M 5.00 

R. Garber & Family, bapulpa, Ok., M 15.00 

Bethlehem Ch., Harrisonburg, Va., . . 41.50 

Jacob Swaitz, Harrisonburg, Va., M 5.00 

Hugh Logan, Harrisonburg, Va., M 5^00 

J. M. Bowman, Harrisonburg, Va., M 13.50 

Mary Bowman, Harrisonburg, Va., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Terra Alta, W, Va., 30.79 

L, B. Wilkins, Terra Alta, W, Va,, M 5.00 

A. Whitehall-, Te.ra Alta, W. Va,, M 5.00 
E. Whitehall, Terra Alta, W. Va., M 5.00 
R. Whitehair, Terra Alta W. Va., M 5.00 
Sadie Parson, Terra Alta, W. Va., M 5.00 

Ch., SergeantsviUe, N, J., 30,00 

C, E., SergeantsviUe, N. J., M 10.00 

Ch., New Lebanon, O., 28,00 

Frank Weaver, New Lebanon, O,, M 5,00 
G, W, Kinzie, Family New Lebanon, 

O,, M 5,00 

Mrs. Minnie Weaver, New Lebanon, 

O., M 5.00 

Ch. and Auxiliaries, Pittsburgh, Pa. 155.00 

W. M. S., Pittsburgh, Pa., M 15.00 

S. S., Burlington, Ind., 52.21 

B. F. Buzard, Vandergrift, Pa. . . . M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Hossler, Wakarusa, 

Ind,, M 10.00 

Genettie Miller, Greenville, O., ... 2.00 

Ch., Mt. Etna, Iowa, 12.40 

Ch., Louisville, 0., T^-^^ 

Mr. & Mrs. Irl Bratten, Louisville, 

O., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. L. Clapper, Louisville, M 5.00 
A. E. Schwab, Louisville, O., ...M 5.40 
Mrs. J. and T. Wertenberger, Louis- 
ville, O., M G.05 

Mrs. Elmer & Beulah Mock, Louis- 
ville, O., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Clapper, Louisville, 

O., M 5.00 

Miss Viola Knoll, Louisville, O., M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Painter, Louisville, 

O., M 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Moomaw, Louis- 
ville, O., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Levi Stuckey, Louisville, 

O,, M 5.00 

Mrs. Sarah Keim, Louisville, O., M 5.00 

Samuel Leefong, Louisvile, O., ..M 5,00 

Nancy Houseley, LouisviUe, O,, ,M 5,00 

A Friend, Degraff, O,, 5,00 

W. G, Teeter & Family, Tippecanoe 

City, O., M 5.00 

Br, Ch., S, Bend, Ind,, 20,00 

Br. Ch., N. Liberty, Ind., 78.50 

Rev. & Mrs. C. C. Grisso, N. Liberty, 

Ind., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. G, Wolfe, N, Liberty, 

Ind,, M 5.00 

W, M, S., N. Liberty, Ind M 5.00 

J. A. Hostettler, Miami, Fla,, ...M 5,00 

Mr, & Mrs. L. L. Kilmer, N, Liberty, 

jLua,, xki. 

Grace Ch,, Miltord, luu., 

jiir. 6i Mrs, Orviiie iNeii, N, ij.uerry, 

inu., ill 

M. !•■. Leurz, Miilord, Ina., ±\l 

i-'. A. Pneiuerer, AUixo^u, xnu., ..aL 

W. M. b., MiUoru, luu., xa 

Mrs, W. H lagv,i, ivunKie, U., .,,, 

National W. Al. to., 

Br. cn., Altoona, i'a., 

a, Ricuaei, KtiW Castie, Pa., ..,,M 
Alice btover, Granttview, vvasn,, ±\i 
Isaac Vvaison & I'amuy, New ijeU- 

anou, U,, M 

baran JJrotle, Helena, Oivla,, 

W. M, b,, Dayton, U., 

New Enierprise, inu., b. S., 

S. b., Graveiton, lua., 

b. b., Meyersuaie, Pa., 

Br. Ch., Uniontown, Pa., 

b. W. bolomon, Uniontown, Pa., , , M 
Mary btacy, Uniontown, fa.., ...,M 
John HibLis, Uniontown, Pa,, . . .M 
Clyde Granam, Uniontown, i'a., ..M 
Harry N, Krepps, Uniontown, Pa, M 
Mrs. H. Krepps, Uniontown, Pa., M 
Mrs. L. R. buiomon, Uniontown, 

Pa., M 

Mrs. J. H. Thompson, Uniontown, 

Pa., M 

Lois Johnson, Uniontown, Pa,, ..M 
MoUie R. Grili'in, Uniontown, Pa., M 
Mrs, W, J, Jones, Uniontown, Pa,, M 
Inter, C, E,, Uniontown, Pa,, , . . . M 
Nannie Hustead, Uniontown, Pa., M 
Loyal Men 's Bible Ciass, Union- 
town, Pa., M 

Mrs. Wm. Trader, Uniontown, Pa, M 
Mrs, C, H, Keplinger, Hturgis, 


Br. Ch., Sidney, Ind., 

Br. Ch., Waterloo, la., 

Mary S. Horner, Waterloo, la., . , ,M 
A, E. Smith, Waterloo, Iowa, . . . .M 
Mrs. A. E. Smith, Waterloo, la., .M 
S. P, Hoover, Waterloo, la,, . . . M 
G, B. Stray er, Waterloo, la., ..,,M 
C, M, Bcikley, Waterloo, la,, , . . M 
Mary Berkley, Waterloo, la,, . . . M 
Lettie H. Eighmey & Family, Wa- 
terloo, Iowa, M 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Weisner, 

Waterloo, Iowa, M 

Emma Miller and Son, Waterloo, 

Iowa, ; M 

Class 5, Middle Branch, O., M 

Martha Armstrong, Atwoodi, Ind., M 

1st Ch., Johnstown, Pa., 

Progressive Men's Class, Johnstown, 

Pa., M 

Loyal Women's Class, Johnstown, 

Pa., M 

(To be continued) 


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The Two Goats of Leviticus Sixteen 

These two goats, the one slain as a sacrifice the other taken out 
into the wilderness bearing the sins of the people were a part of the 
ritual of the yearly Day of Atonement. Now the whole sacrificial 
system and ritual of Israel was typical of the Lord Jesus Christ and 
his atonement for our sins. We shall, therefore, consider this dra- 
matic scene from the typical standpoint. 

Verse five tells us that "he (Aajon) shall take of the coiigre- 
gatioa of the children of Israel two he-goats for a Bim-offering. " 

The two goats were not two sin-offeriiig.'<. They were one offer- 
ing, two parts of one offering. The law said, "two goats for a sin- 
offering, ' ' not ' ' two goats for sin-offerings. ' ' Naturally our cur- 
iosity is aroused as to why two animals were necessary to constitute 
one offering. The explanation of this seeming peculiarly lies in the 
fact that the Atonement of our Lord had more than one aspect. It 
required two animals to complete the picture of the Cross that God 
desired to foreshadow on the day of Atonement in Israel. We find 
the same thing in the fourteenth chapter of Leviticus. There the 
ritual for the cleansing of the healed leper required that the priest 
should take two doves. The one dove was sacrificed over living- 
waters, thus portraying the death of our Lord for sin. The second 
dove was dipped in the blood and then given its freedom, thus in its 
flight upward portraying Christ's resurrection and ascent to bear his 
own blood into the Holy of Holies. It i-equired two doves to com- 
plete the picture of death and resurrection. In the same way two 
goats were required to complete the type on the Day of Atonement. 

Verses eight to ten continue ' 'And Aaron shall cast lots upon 
the two goats; one lot for Jehovah, and the other lot for Azazel. 
And Aaron shall present the goat upon wliich the lot fell for Je- 
hovah and offer him for a sin-offering. But the goat on which the 
lot fell for Azazel, shall be set aUve before Jehovah to make atone- 
ment for him to send him away for Azazel into the wilderness." 
E. V. 

The authorized version translates ' ' Azazel ' ' by the word 
"scapegoat" which is really an interpietation instead of a transla- 
tion. The Hebrew word signifies "removal" or "sending away." 
So that the passage reads "One lot for Jehovah and the other for 
' ' sending away. ' ' 

All this very wonderfully sets forth the two great effects of 

our Lord's Atonement on the cross; namely, satisfaction and remis- 
sion. Satisfaction is the, God- ward effect. Eemission is the man- 
ward effect. The fli'St goat was for Jehovah showing that Christ 
died primarily to make satisfaction to Jehovah for broken law. The 
second goat was for "sending away" showing that Christ died to 
give men "remissions of sins." The word "remission" means to 
send back or away. 

There is also a typical significance in the casting of lots. This 
action was a solemn appeal to God to choose the goat for death. 
Thus the goat which was sacrificed actually died by the decree of 
Jehovah. In like manner our Blessed .Lord died by the decree of 
God. The lot fell on him. He vras delivered up for death "by the 
determinate council and foreknowledge of God." He was the Lamb 
"foreordained before the foundation of the world." When he went 
forth to his death from that last supper Christ reminded his disci- 
ples that "the Son of Man indeed goeth as it hath been determined." 

Verse fifteen reads, ' 'Then shall he (Aaron) kill the goat of the 
sin-offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the 
veil * * * * and sprinkle it upon the mercy-seat and before the 
mercy ^seat. ' ' 

This teaches that death is the first step in Atonement. The goat 
for Jehovah is killed, its blood is brought within the veil and 
sprinkled upon the mercy-seat and before it. All this had to be ac- 
complished before the living goat could be sent away into the wilder- 
ness bearing the sins of the people. The order is significant. There 
must first be death by the shedding of blood. After this, there could 
be remission or "sending away" of sins. The living goat could not 
go to the wilderness bearing the people's sins until the blood of the 
firat goat was spilled in sacrifice. Now let us go to the New Testa- 
ment. Hebrews 9:22 declares that "without the shedding of blood 
there is no amission." Thus the New Testament agrees with the 
Old. There must be death before sins can be remitted or "sent 
away." There are some who preach the remission of sins without 
the shedding of blood. They rejoice to see the living goat carrying 
the sins of the people away into the wilderness but they do not like 
to see the goat bleeding beside the altar. This is the offense of the 
Cross 1 May God open their eyes to see that there can be no "send- 
ing away" of sins until blood has been shed and carried within the 

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veil. Thank God, HE shed his own blood and carried it within the 
veil. So we may have the "sending awuy" of sins. 

This same thought is confirmed in the twentieth verse \vhich 
reads, ' ' When he (Aaron) hath made an end. of atoning * * ' he 
shall present the live goat." Not before the high priest had made 
an end of atoning could the live goat be sent to the wilderness. 
Likewise, not until the Lord Jesus had cried "It is finished," not 
until he had ascended into heaven and in his office of High triest 
had spiinkled the blood of his own sacrifice upon the mercy-seat, not 
J until then does he come to his disciples, and say, "It is written that 
f the Christ should suffer and rise lagain from the dead on the third 
day: and that repentance and remission ot sins should be preached 
in his name unto all the nations." Here again we have the strik- 
ing order, — first, atonement; second, remission of sins. 

Verse twenty-one continues, "And Aai'on shall lay both his 
hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over Mm ALL the 
iniquities of the children of Israsl, and ALL their transgressions, 
even ALL their sins; and he shall put them upon the head of the 
goat. ' ' 

This was the act of faith by which Israel cast her sins upon the 
living goat. It foreshadows that supreme act of faith by which we 
;as sinners cast our sins upon the Lord Jesus Christ. It was not 
enough that the iirst goat had died. The Israelite had to appropriate 
the living goat as his sin-bearer. So it is not enough that Christ 
died for the world of sinners. Sinners must appropriate him as their 
Sin-bearer. They must lay their hands upon him and claim him by 
faith as their Substitute. Then the priest was commanded to lay 
both his hands on the goat, teaching that it must be a whole-hearted 
act of faith with no reservations. We are persuaded that there are 
many who lay but one hand upon the Lord Jesus Christ. 

When the goat was led away he carried all their iniquities, all 
their transgressions, all their sins. How we love that word "all!" 
In the thirteenth chapter of Acts we hear Paul preaching the death 
and resurrection of Christ. Then in the 38th verse he says. Be it 
known unto you therefore, brethren, that through this man is pro- 
[, claimed unto you remission (sending away) of sins: ;and by him 
)• everyone that believeth is justified from all things." Like the goat 
of Leviticus, our Lord carried away all our sins. "All we like 
sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way: 
and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all." The Lord 
Jesus Christ was made the ' ' Goat of the universe ! ' ' We say this 
reverently. Upon his head was placed all sin. 

Verse twenty-two concludes this part of the ritual — "And the 
goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a soUtary land, 
and. he shall let go the goat in the wilderness." 

Some expositor of the Word has caUed attention to the fact that 
the phrase ' ' solitary land ' ' means literally ' ' a land cut off, " or "a 
land from which there are no return roads." Into such a solitary 
land, a man led the goat and lost him there. The goat never re- 
I turned. So Christ also went into a "solitary land" to bear away 
our sins. He was alone in the garden! He was alone on the cross! 
By himself he purged our sins! He was forsaken of God! 

The Lord Jesus carried our sins into a land from which there 
are no return roads! Our sin is gone forever! Like the goat it can 
never return! "As far as the east is from the west, so far has he 
removed our transgressions from us." Praise the Lord, O my soul! 
We cannot close this meditation wihout saying that the sinner who 
refuses to lay his hands upon Jesus Christ and appropriate him as 
a Sin-bearer will some day be compelled to bear his own sin away 
into a solitary land, a land from which there are no return roads. 


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Begin now to plan for your Benevolence offering the fourth Sun- 
day in February. 

A commendation concerning the evangelistic effort of Brother 
Florizel Pfleiderer at Milford, Indiana, where he is pastor, comes to 
us from Brother Eoseoe F. Wilson, the singing evangelist. 

Brother G. G. Carpenter writes from Hagerstown, "Our Thanks- 
giving offering for Home Missions totaled $400, which was 100 per- 
cent increase over what had been given before. ' ' Hagerstown also 
gave a good White Gift offering of $160. 

Brother L. S. Bauman gives in this issue the first of a series 
of articles which he expects to write of his trip to South America. 
Doubtless many interesting impressions and valuable information 
will be found in these articles from time to time. 

Brother C. E. Kolb recently led the Calvary, New Jersey, 
church in a nevival, the result of which was seven souls added to the 
church. Brother Kolb thinks the Calvary community offers an op- 
portunity for more aggressive work for the Brethren people. 

The Business Manager's Corner contains a number of cncour- 
aglng words from friends of the Publishing Company, especially 
from isolated members who show their loyalty by their gifts. Don't 
fail to send your offerings and renew your Evangelist subscriptions. 

Brother E. M. Cobb reports the dedication of the new church 
at Manteca, CaMfornia, where he was called to officiate. He speaks 
of the high esteem and place of leadership which Brother Wesley 
Piatt, the pastor, enjoys in the community, where he has done a 
most excellent work. 

Our correspondent from the LaVerne, California, congregatioji 
writes of the visit of Dr. Gribble and the splendid missionary re- 
sponse she received there. This church is very much alive in its 
various departments; especially is Christian Endeavor flourishing, 
with three wide-awake societies. 

The Bicentenary Executive Secretary dropped into our office as 
we were preparing to go to press. He has just returned from Johns- 
town where he led an evangelistic campaign resulting in 69 confes- 
sions. From here Dr. Bame goes west to visit some Illiokota churches 
in the interest of the Bicentenary Movement. 

The church at Masontown, Pennsylvania, has recently enjoyed 
an evangelistic campaign under the united leadership of their pas- 
tor. Brother J. L. Gingrich, and Brother Archie L. Lynn, whose home 
is at Ashland. Fifty confessions is a great victory for this place, 
and the pastor and people are delighted with the effective preaching 
of Brother Lynn. 

Brother W. A. Gearhart shares with our readers a letter from 
the leader of our mission forces at Krypton, stating that Brother 
Bfumberd is proving to be the right man in the right place, and 
that the tuition school is a splendid success. Our Home Mission 
secretary appeals to Christian Endeavor Societies not to fail to give 
their usual support to our Kentucky work. 

From Uniontown, Pennsylvania, comes a splendid report from 
the pen of the pastor. Brother Dyoll Belote. One important point of 
progress mentioned is the growing ' ' Tither 's Eoll, ' ' which is largely 
responsible for the splendid showing this church has made in meet- 
ing financial goals. The pastor fell in a beautiful way to a most 
pleasant surprise which his parishioners had planned to show their 
appreciation of the services of he and his faithful wife. 

Brother B. T. Burnworth brought the Aveek of special services 
to a close at Ashland on Sunday afternoon with a very able discourse 
on the subject, "Has America Beached Her Zenith?" A full house 
heard the closing sermon, and the attendance was good throughout 
the entire series. The church gave unmistakable evidence of their 
^io-h appreciation of Brother Burnworth 's excellent sermons. 

The calls coming from those in distress in various parts of the 
world seem to come thick and fast and persistently. Does our com- 
passion grow weary? Think of Christ. Suppose he should become 
weary of our continuous clamoring! True love never fails. Ftirther- 
more, can we take credit to ourselves beoause our condition is so 
much more fortunate than others? Suppose conditions were reversed 
and we were crying for the crust that would save us from starva- 
tion! And suppose the fortunate should grow weary of our cry! 



FEBRUARY 1, 1922 


The Pastor's^Instruction Class. By George w. Kinzie 

{Address Ohio State Conference, Dayton, October 25, 1921) 

The subject assigned me is one of increasing interest 
to me and, I am persuaded, of immeasurable importance to 
every pliase of the work of our beloved brotherhood. No 
program or movement, local or national, can accomplish all 
that it might, nor can the most important results be 
achieved thereby, if we are satisfied Avith merely attaining 
goals. These are fine in their place, but they are but the 
means to an end, — that of increased efficiency through more 
intelligent and deeper consecration and consequent spiritual 
life. And this end can only be reached by enlightening, in- 
structing our i^eople regarding the great fundamental 
teachmgs of God's "Word. 

However, I am aware of the fact that this theme deals 
not with the real, but with the ideal: not real indeed, but 
a very real need. It has to do -Hath what we should have 
rather than what we do have. While it is true that the 
pastor gives instruction to liis congregation in a general 
way in the regular and special services of the church, and 
privately, "from house to house," as opportunity affords, 
yet there is very great need for special class work, where 
the truths of the Word of God may be specially and syste- 
matically impressed upon the mmds and hearts of those for 
whom we pastors are responsible. The thought is not to 
prepare these for "confirmation," as practiced by some, for 
we would not "railroad them into the church" by way of 
a catechism. Folks cannot be educated into saving relation- 
ship with God, though the right sort of an education will go 
a long way toward leadiiig one to the one and only Savior. 
Only through the regeneration wrought by the mysterious 
operation of the Spirit of God are folks made fit to be mem- 
bers of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Too many 
there are already who shoM' little or no evidence of having 
been born again. But in harmony with our Lord's instruc- 
tions, we would "Go, teach all nations, baptizing them in 
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost; teachiag- them to observe all things," whatsoever he 
has taught us. Teaching, publishing, first of all the G-ood 
NcAvs of the wonderful pi'ovision -which has been made for 
our complete salvatioir from sin, and acquamtiug people 
with the great Redeemer through -whom we may be saved; 
then teaching them obedience or faithfulness to him as 

Such special class is needed in order that opportunity 
may be had for imparting to the members, (and especially 
new members), much needed mstruction, first of all that 
they may be established, — "rooted and grounded," — in the 
faith and thus to save to the church and train those already 
won to Jesus Christ. After spending much valuable time 
and energy, to say nothing of the financial cost of such 
effort, in winning souls to the Lord Jesus Christ, why should 
we not have some methods by which the results secured 
may be most largely conserved 1 How many fall by the way- 
side and are lost forever to the church because of failure 
here, eternity alone will reveal. But sui'ely we are con- 
scious of a loss here of such magnitude as to cause us no 
small concern. Nor would we be willing to let such a class 
become a substitute for our past and present form of evan- 
gelistic endeavor. Rather it should supplement it. Besides 
having apostolic precedent for what we call Evangelism, it 
is one of the parting gifts of oui' ascending Lord to his 
church, for "When he ascended on high, he led captivity 
captive, and gave gifts unto men. . . And he gave some, 
apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists and 
some, pastors and teachers" (Eph. 4:8, 11). All these gifts. 

Ave are told, have their proper place in the accomplishment 
of the purpose for wlaich they ■\\-ere given, "For the per- 
fectmg of the saints, for the ■^^'ork of the ministry, for the 
edifying of the body of Christ ; till we all come in the unity 
of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto 
a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the ful- 
ness of Christ: that we be no more children, tossed to and 
fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrme, by the 
sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie 
in wait to deceive but speaking the truth in love, may grow- 
up unto him in all tilings, which is the head, even Clmst; 
from whom the whole body fitly joined together and com- 
pacted by that which every joint supplieth, acocrding to the 
effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh in- 
crease of the body unto the edifying of itself in love" (Eph. 
4:12-16). Therefore, we cannot ignore a single one of these 
gifts, M'ithin our reach, without domg great \dolence to the 
cause of our blessed Lord. Indeed, inasmuch as teaching is 
also one of the gifts bestowed upon his church by our Lord, 
Mould it not seem that we have been guilty of grossly neg- 
lecting to use one of the most fundamental of the gifts he 
has given? But, besides those lost in this fashion, it is not 
to the church's credit that no small number of her members 
are, at least sympathetically, Socialists; some Eddyitcs; 
Russellites, Spiritists, even consulting ouija boards, etc. 
The result of all this is loss of power, and the cause ignor- 
ance of the teachings of the Scriptures. Truly "My people 
are destroyed for lack of knowledge." "Let there be 

Then such class is needed to give our people a -working 
knoAvledge of the Word of God. Many there are who have 
been members of the church for ten, twenty, thirty years, 
who know the Bible less than they do last month's fashion 
plate, the latest novel, the markets or current events ! Ask 
them to find a passage in an Old Testament book and like 
as not they ^y\\i look for it in the New Testament, and vice 
versa. And how many of these could lead an inquiring soul 
to the proper portion of the W^ord to bring him or her to a 
saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus? And so, to enable 
those saved to render the best service for Christ, such a 
class becomes indispesible. How many times is the Sunday 
school superintendent unable to find one to teach a class, 
or the pastor unable to find someone to lead the prayer 
meeting or do personal soul -winning, because there are not 
those \\\\o feel thoroughly enough established themselves 
or feel that tliej^ do not know how. Of these it may tri-ily 
be said "For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye 
have need that one teach you again which be the first prin- 
ciples of the oracles of God" (Heb. 5:12). 

If we are to have such class as a district or as a denom- 
ination it -\'\'ill be necessary first of all that a uniform course 
of instruction be outlined for this purpose, so that all pas- 
tors will teach the same things, if the greatest benefit is to 
be realized from the effort. This also presupposes that we .., 
should all believe the same things. And certainly tliis is as ' 
it should bo. While there may be slight differences regard- 
ing some minor points, yet for differences on the great fun- 
damentals there is no room, if -sve let the Word of God speak 
for itself, and do not let the opinions of men sidetrack 
us. Plainly, if we are going to strengthen the faith of those 
over whom the Holy Ghost hath made us overseers, de- 
structive criticism can have no place in our belief or teach- 
ing. Faith, like anytliing else, is not strengthened by de- 
stroying the fountain when it bows. And any deflection 

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from the Bible as the very Word of the living God, or any 
denial of any portion of it, is a blow at the source of the 
faith, for "faith cometh by hearing, and hearuig by the 
Word of God" (Rom. 10:17). 

The necessity for uniformity in teaching is seen espe- 
cially in two ways: First, in making pastoral changes, 
(which, in my humble judgment are all too frequent in 

I many instances), and, secondly, in the removal of member- 

' ships form one congi*egation to another. Should our peo- 
ple come and hear some of us teach one thing and others 
of us something else, possibly just the opposite, how can wfe 
expect them to have settled convictions along those lines of 
thought? And' would not many of our very o-\vn members,, 
as well as those in the community whom we try to reach, 
wonder "what does the Brethren church stand for any- 
way?" Besides this there is also the pastor's side of tlie 

• question, which, however, is not his alone even here. One 
pastor leads his congregation along the lines of his belied 
and teaching. A pastor succeeds him who believes and 
teaches the opposite, in many respects. He experiences no 
little difficulty in getting his new congregation to folloAv 
his teaching, consequently much time is lost before he can 
get started doing what he really should be able to begin 
doing at the very beginning of his niinistiy in his new field 
and the congregations have the bill to pay. Every pastor's 
work ought to be so directed that no difficulty should be ex- 
perienced of this sort. It should still be so that Paul could 
plant, and Apollos water, and God woud surely give the in- 

May I suggest, in passing, that the "Message of the 
Brethren Ministry," as adopted by the National Ministerial 
Association at our recent General Conference, would form a 
most excellent basis for the course used in the proposed 
class, embodying, as it does, the great fundamental doc- 

[ trines of the Word. 

The benefits to he derived from such ministry would be 
manifold. Our people would surely have more deep-rooted 
convictions as to the teachings of the Scriptures than they 
can possibly have at present. A certain person of splendid 
consecration and fine intellect recently was heard to say, 
concerning a very important doctrine, "Really, I do not 
know just where I stand in relation to it." Where to have 
had such classes, a statement like that would be almost im- 
possible. Our people would know what to believe, and why 
they believed it. They would also all believe at least ap- 
proximately the same things. They would "be of the same 
mind," and "speak the same thing" and there would "be 

no division among you" to speak of. And, since "As a man 
thinketh ... so is he," this is therefore the road to the re- 
alization of the answer to our Lord's petition: "That they 
all might be one." Not that the Brethren church is torn by 
division. We are probably less divided as a denomination 
today than any other. But I plead for a strengthening of 
our unity and position, if possible, so that we shall be the 
better able to withstand any attempt at division, at which 
the great arch-enemy is ever busy. 

This deepened conviction would naturally produce 
greater loyalty both to the church as a denomination and to 
the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of his grace. The 
greater the loyalty, the fewer the leaks in the membership. 
Brethren people, by virtue of their emphasis upon the Lord- 
ship of Jesus Christ, through a very much closer adherence 
to all the teachings of the New Testament, should find it 
anything but easy to take their memberships to other 
churches, especially such as ignore parts thereof, and thus 
compromise great eternal principles. This would be real- 
ized by thoroughly indoctrinating our people. And this 
could best be done in such a class as we have in mind. The 
spiritual life of our people would be greatly quickened and 
strengthened, because of the solid foimdation upon which it 
was built. The more spiritual one becomes the less is he 
attracted to the world and the things of the world, so that 
we could reasonably expect less worldliness in the church. 
Since the truth, the Word of God, would be taught in this 
class, there would be less falsehood, less heresy, believed by 
the members, hence also more .spiritual power. God honors 
that man who honors his Word. Here is to be found the 
real antidote to the oncoming hordes of false isms. Just 
give the Word of God an opportunity and it will do its 
work. More deep-rooted conviction, producing greater loy- 
alty, more spiritual life, and less worldliness and' less heresy, 
Avith increased spiritual power, will also certainly result in 
more real service for the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Furthermore, were members required to attend such 
classes, their membership would mean very much more to 
them than it does without this. Not only would the fact 
that this was required do this, but especially through the 
knowledge thus gained, they would appreciate the issues in- 
volved so much more keenly, both as to the greater doc- 
trines of the Bible and our position as a church. 

May the day soon come when we shall make real the 
ideal, and strengthen our stakes and lengthen our cords by 
what I believe would be attained by such teaching. 

New Lebanon, Ohio. 

Mr. Rodeheaver on Gospel Music 

Addressing the students of The Moody Bible Institute 
of Chicago recently on gospel music, Mr. Rodeheaver, "Bil- 
ly" Sunday's famous choir director, said in part : 

"Everything you do ought to tend toward winning 
men for God. 

"There are ahvays some old women who will want to 
sing in your choir, and want to have front seats, and you 
will feel like rejecting them. Don't do it. You will have 
a poorer choir with them in it, but don't discourage those 
who want to sing. Sometimes their prayers will do more 
than the praise of some of the others. 

"At one place where we held meetings, a boy sang in 
the choir who was not quite bright. He would never leave 
the tabernacle at night luitil he could shake my hand. It 
did not matter how many people were waiting to talk to 
me, nor how important the conference might be, he would 
come down and stand right next to me, and if I moved, he 
would too. He would stick around until the last man in the 
tabernacle had gone, in order to have the last chance to say 
goodbye. It was embarrassing at times, and it wasn't al- 
ways easy to be patient with him. 

"About the next to the last night of the meetings a 
mf\.r\ came forward to speak to me at the close. I had seen 

him come down the night before with his wife and five chil- 
dren, and all take the evangelist's hand and then sit down 
in the front row. 

"He came to me and said, 'I just want to thank you for 
being so kind to Joey. He isn't quite bright and has never 
had anything he has 'enjoyed so much as coming here and 
singing in the choir. You have been so kind to him, and he 
has worked so hard during the day in order to be ready in 
time to come here at night. He has urged and coaxed us 
to come too, and it is through him that my wife and I and 
our five children have been led to the Lord. His grand- 
mother, and grandfather, seventy-five years old and an in- 
fidel all his life, have come tonight and now the whole fam- 
ily are converted.' 

"Never show impatience. If you do one time, it may 
spoil the whole thing." 

Replying to questions, Mr. Rodeheaver said: 

"Children's work is the biggest department in the 
evangelistic singer's work. After a few rehearsals, you can 
usually tell which of the children have good voices. Pick 
out some certain one and ask her to sing the verse of some 
song at the children's concert. She will go home to h«r 

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FEBRUARY 1, 1922 

Young Ladies Give Views of "Ideal Young Man" In Letters to Minister 

The Rev. G. C. Carpenter, pastor of the First Breth- 
ren church, last night presented the third of a series of ser- 
mons being delivered' during the month of January. The 
series consists of four Sunday evening sermons on "The 
Model Man," "A Good Woman," "The Ideal Young Man" 
and "The Ideal Young Lady." Last evening's theme was 
"The Ideal Young Man," and in connection with the spe- 
cial service last evening 15 young ladies of Hagerstown ex- 
pressed their views of their "ideal young man," in whicli 
much interest was shown in the response of the ladies whom 
the pastor had asked for their description. Almost every 
seat was taken at that church last night, this being the best 
attended sermon of the series. 

Some of the requirements that the fifteen girls of this 
city think that tlieir "ideal young man" should have are 
as follows : 

"My Ideal Young Man is possessed of high ambition, 
lofty moral ideals, good habits, is educated and is a Chris- 

"A good Christian, honoi-able, courageous, courteous, 
energetic, congenial." 

"Good character, good physical health, perseverance — 
sticks to his 'job, cheerful disposition — ^no grouch, respectful 
to his mother and considerate of her, for as a young man 
treats his mother, so will he treat his M'ife." 

"Courteous in the home, a faithful active church mem- 
ber, respects aged people, seeks to make others happy." 

"An ideal young man first of all possesses the courtesy, 
respect, morals and self-control of a gentleman. He is 
benevolent, generous, grateful, considerate, fi'iendly, indus- 
trious, patriotic, economical but not stingy. He does not 
indulge in narcotics and is an enthusiastic church work- 

"Religious, honest, industrious, even-tempered, home- 
loving. ' ' 

"A good Christian and he does not smoke or chew to- 
bacco, or use profane language or intoxicating drinks, or 
dance, play cards or steal." 

"A Christian, with high aims, loves liis mother and is 
not ashamed of it, is honest with God himself and in busi- 
ness, dares to do right. I think such is a safe companion 
for life." 
My Ideal is a Man — 

"Who reverences liis 'Maker' as his guide, 

A¥hose glory is, redressing human wrongs. 

Who speaks no slander, no, nor listens to it, 

Who loves one only, and who cleaves to her. 

How modest, kindly, all-accomplished, wise. 

With what sublime suppression of himself, 

Not swaying to this faction, nor to that. 

Not maldng his high-place the lawless perch of winged 

Nor a vantage ground for pleasure. 

But through all the space of years 

Wearing the white flower of a blameless life." 

"A man of keen intellect, loyal to high ideals of Christ, 
wisely ambitious, unselfishly kind, strong will power and 

"One who honors his parents and calls them 'Father 
and 'Mother' instead of 'The Old Man' and 'The Old Wo- 
man,' one who puts business first and pleasure afterwards, 
has clean habits, is conscientious, and goes to Sunday school 
and church instead of loafijig at home or in the hotel lobby 
with a Sunday paper." 

"Give me a .jolly, smiling lad 
With shining shoes and shining soul. 
So clean ■\\athout and clean within, 
With heart of love and a big bank roll. 

"Give me a youth with op-ti-mism, 

With courage bold to do the right, 

A Christian true to God's great Book; I 

Send him this way, he's mine at sight." I 

' ' My Ideal Young Man is above all things a conse- 1 
crated Christian gentleman, polite, applying himself in a ^' 
good vocation. I admire a man who is full of fun and hu- 
mor and never gets a grouch on. Last but not least, a man 
Avho takes care of his earnings and does not spend his 
money for trivial things." 

Sermon By Pastor 

Rev. Carpenter's text was Luke 2:52 "And Jesus in- 
creased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and 
man. ' ' 

He said in part: 

Man was created in the image of God and God planned 
that he should enjoy a normal gi-owth from childhood to 
manhood. I speak of "The Ideal Young Man" and there 
is but one safe place to find our ideals for human life and 
that is in the perfect life of the man Jesus Christ. His was 
a well rounded development, physically, intellectually, mor- 
ally and spiritually. 

God wants just such all-around normal development in 
the growing youth of today. He wants not a ''Namby Pam- 
l)y" but a man, ready for the battle of life. Not a pessi- 
mist who closes his eye, wrinkles his face and says, "It 
can't be done." Not a foolish optimist who smiles and 
says, "It can be done" and then lets the other fellow do 
it. But a "Peptimist" who takes off his hat and coat, rolls 
up his sleeves and does it. 

Every young man should aim at a healthy physique. ; 
Who does not pity a youth Avith a cigarette in his mouth, in- 
juring his body with every puff? A teacher said to Robert, 
"Why don't you use your brains?" And Bobby answered: 
"Cause I want 'em to last." But a youth who has brains 
will not have them long if he sticks to the deadly "coffin- 
nail." A sign, "No Smoking," was posted recently in a 
room used for a dog show because it would injure the dogs 
to have to breathe the smokers' air, but where do you see . 
such a sign put up because it will injure our boys ! 

General Baden-Powell, originator of the Boy Scout 
Movement does not smoke and he says: "A boy smokes not 
because he likes it, but because he wants to look like a 
man. Instead, he simply looks like a little fool, and when 
he smokes for fear other fellows laughing at him he shows 
that he is a coward as well." 

All the habits of the ideal young man will be clean. He 
will be a total abstainer from all things harmful and -ndll 
practice moderation in all things good. He will not be 
afraid of work, for work is one of man's best friends. 

Our ideal young man will get the best possible educa- 
tion that he may make the most of life. He will not be 
]niffed up. Lincoln in the AATiite House was as humble and 
approachable as was Lincoln in the log cabin. The wise 
youth is always a learner, not a day Avithout a line. The 
strongest intellects in the world are Christian. This is 
tiaie in science, in edixcation, in business, in religion. 

Our ideal young man is strong morally and spiritually. 
Every youth is wise if he early seeks the help of God to ^>^ 
direct him in the ways of righteousness. He is clean in C 
thought and speech, as clean as he would have the young 
lady be whose company he keeps and whose hand' he seeks. 
He pleads to establish a Christian home. 

He will not stoop to profanity. How ungentlemanly to 
take the name of God in vain. 

He is going somcAvhere, he has a worthwhile goal. He 
is not going round and round like a merry-go-round. Do 
you knoAv the "Rags to Rags" circle? "Rags make paper, 
paper makes money, money makes banks, banks make 
loans, loans make poverty, poverty makes rags." The world 

FEBRUARY 1, 1922 



is rags iu the beginning and the end to the man that seeks 
the world first, but our ideal young man seeks first the 
Kingdom of God and his righteousness. 

He asks not when he came but whither he is going. A 
Mr. Jones was reading the morning paper before breakfast 
and i-ead the notice of his OAvn death: "Hello Smith, have 
you seen tlio announcement of my death in the momuig 
paper?" "Yes, I just saw it, where are you speaking 
from ? ' ' 

1 want to know beforehand the place my life-bark will 
land, the place I will speak from after death f But do not 
expect me to speak to you after I die. The spiritualist pro- 
gram i;i of the devil and is forbidden in God's Word. 

So our ideal young man is a Christian. He is faithful 
to the church. He sees in the Sunday school a place to i-en- 
dcr telling service for the King. He is a man of prayer. He 
pays God the tithe Avhieh God says belongs to him. lie 
fceks the salvation of others. 

Our ideal young man realizes that he can be what lie 

will. Every man is a self-made man. There is no other 
kind. In a certain town the man with the biggest bank ac- 
count started m di-iving cows to pasture for a few nickels 
when he was a boy, and they call him self-made. But he is 
not more self-made than another man in the same town who 
started in driving a team of horses and had d, small banlv 
account who has forgotten what a bank account means, 
all because he put whisky and gambling into his life. 

And he made his life just what it is. He is every bit 
as self-made as the first man. If it is true one Avay it is also 
true the other. Life is M'hat we make it is an old saying 
but very true. 

The young man ^-ho puts evil, and irreligion, and dis- 
honesty and impurity and worldliness into his life is mak- 
ing it a foregone failure. And the young man who puts 
God and righteousness and truth and love and purity into 
his life is making it a foregone success. — The Morning 
Herald. Hagerstown, Mai-yland. 

Christ in the Believer 

By Samuel Kiehl 

Christ, the hope of glory, dwells in the believer's heart 
by faith (Col. 1:27; Eph. 3:17). Paul says, I am crucified 
with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth 
in me (Gal. 2:20). Christ living in the believer is a present 
experience; and shall be enjoyed in the coming day, for he 
says, At that day ye shall laiow that ... I (am) in you 
(Jno. 14:20). Every member of the Brethren church who 
can address the Father, truthfully saying. As the hart 
panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after 
thee, God (Psa. 42:1) can also say, "Christ liveth in me." 

Unto the church of God at Corinth, with all the saints 
which are in all Achaia, the "word" says. Know ye not 
your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye 
be reprobates (2 Cor. 13 :5) ? The indwelling Christ is the 
universal experience of every true believer, according to 
the preceding quotations from the word of God. 

Concerning himself and the believers at Corinth, Paul 
says, "We have the mind of Christ" (1 Cor. 2:16). Christ 
always did those things that pleased the Father (Jno. 8 : 
29) ; consequently he who always does as Christ did, has 
the mind of Christ, and wiih Paul can say, "Chi'ist liveth 
in me." Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift (2 
Cor. 9:15). 

Dear reader, what can you and I say? What do others 
say about us? If our neighbors would know our thoughts, 
hear our word's, and see our deeds, would they say, Christ 
liveth in them? Believers in Christ are living epistles 
known and read of all men (2 Cor. 3:2). Let us therefoi-e 
beseech our heavenly Father to help us be true to him, that 
we be not wolves in sheep's clothing, or swine or strutting 
peacocks (Matt. 7:15; 2 Pet. 2:22; Prov. 16:5). Whatso- 
ever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Gal. 6:7). 

Dayton, Ohio. 


By Paxton Hibben 

A man came to three stonemasons cutting stone in a 
great enclosure. 

"What are you domg?" he asked the first. 

"Working for $5 a day," the stonemason answered. 

"What are you doing?" the man asked the second. 

"Trimming this stone — can't you see?" the stonemason 

The man approached the third stonemason. "Wliat are 
you doing?' ' 

"I am brilding a cathedral," said the third stone- 

And there, you see, is the whole secret of enthusiasm. 
You camiot buy it at $5 a day or at any other amount. 
There can be no enthusiasm in chippuig- stone or doing any 
other mechanical task. But the man who builds a cathe- 
dral — his part of it — is a fellow with God, for he is a crea- 
tor, too. If you don't believe it, have a look at the cathe- 
dral at Milan, or that at Cologne. 

Now this thing that the Near East Relief is trying to 
do — this saving of a whole people from hideous death — is a 
cathedral greater than St. Sophia. It is built of human 
lives, and its walls of flesh and blood house the unconquer- 
able soul of a race. No man can be mean or niggardly or 
selfish or petty Mdio has this vision constantly before hmi. 

When you find someone to whom tliis work of the Near 
East Relief — this fine work of building a vast human cath- 
edral — means nothing; who seems to you to be petty and 
hypercritical; don't scold, don't sulk, don't despair — 

A Real Sacrifice 

Many touching stories are coming to this country con- 
cerning the unselfishness of the children of the Junior Red 
Cross of Czecho-Slovakia. Perhaps it is because these chil- 
dren have so little to give that they find such happiness in 
the luxury of giving. The children of Czecho-Slovakia found 
so much happiness in playing health games and in doing the 
many thmgs which the representatives of the Junior Amer- 
ican Red Cross suggested for their benefit, that they organ- ' 
ized a Junior Red Cross of their own spring and now 
they are engaged in doing their utmost to relieve the suffer- 
ing of the children of Russia. 

A few months after the Czech Juniors were organized, 
they launched their effort to provide food and clothing for 
the ragged and hungry children of Russia, an effort which 
calls, among other things, for doing without all fats one 
day in each week in ordei' to save this important food ele- 
ment to be sent to those more hungry than themselves. The 
representative of the Junior x\.merican Red Cross was great- 
ly impressed by the seriousness of the Czech children when 
she went to her office in Prague one morning to begin her 
day's work. Standing before the door was a bedraggled 
little child whose moist fists clutched 600 dirty Czech kron- 
en. These the child presented with many flutterings of ex- 
citement, and the amiouncement that the money had been 
raised for Russian refugee children by means of a small en- 
tertainment given by the girls and boys in a neighboring or- 
phanage. Those parentless children had caught the spirit 
of the Junior Red Cross and although their means were pit- 
ifully small they were not to be denied the joy of unselfish 
service for others. 



FEBRUARY 1, 1922 


Enoch. By A. E. Thomas 

(^Sermon preached at Indiana State Conference, Oakville, October 5, 1921) 
TEXT: And Enoch walked with God, and he was not for God took him. --Genesis 5:24. 

The life and character of this man are summed up in 
one brief sentence. And Enoch walked with God, and he 
was not for God took him. 

Let us first take up the passages of that Scripture that 
throw light upon liini. Look at verse 22. Here is a won- 
derful suggestion. And Enoch walked with God after he 
begat Methuselah. Note please that it was after the birth 
of his son. Up to this time he had lived sixty-five years, 
then Methuselah came and Enoch -walked with God after 
that. How long did he walk wtih God? Three hundred 
years. This is a great picture, Enoch walking with God 
three Irandred years with his son by his side. The birth of 
a son ought to make a man feel his responsibility. It is a 
beautiful sight to see a father and his son walking with 
God, and he was not for God took him ; pulled him in, as it 
were ripened for the other world. 

May I call your attention to another thought. Read 
back and see how it says concerning these other patriarchs, 
"And he died," "And he died." See how many times this 
is mentioned. But Enoch walked with God, and he was not 
— and he died? — no, for God took him. That is a significant 
thing. That is all it tells us about tMs man here. Turn to 
the eleventh chapter of Hebrews, fifth verse, "By faith 
Enoch was translated that he should not see death, and he 
was not found because God translated him, for he hath had 
witness borne to him that before his translation he was well 
pleasing unto God. 

Notice another reference, .Judc 14, And Enoch also, the 
seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold the 
Lord cometh, etc. Now remember that Enoch walked with 
God. Eivet your minds on that. Because of that he is able 
to instruct us and to pi'ophesy. He attained the point of rc- 
no-\vn in godliness for he walked with God three hundred 
years. His walk ^ys^s< so high above the surounding condi- 
tions m A^'hich he lived that he simply stepped into the other 
world without troubling death to go through its long dark 
passage. It was as if he walked so near that God opened 
the window and took him in. There is something unusual 
about this man, so great and so wonderful. 

He walked with God ; again get the truth. We see here 
an ordinary man, a man in no way distinguished from the 
others engrossed in the world and its cares. Suddenly there 
comes a change, a revolution takes place in his life. LTp to 
the time of the birth of Methuselah he lived merely on the 
surface of things. Now when the baby comes he begins to 
walk with God. Sixty-five years he had lived as a man of 
the world. Tlien the chaiage comes and he sets out to walk 
with God. Dr. Clark in his commentary gives this meaning 
to it. He walked A\'ith God ; that is, he set himself to walk. 
Did you ever run a race? You remember the starter cried, 
"Get ready! All set?" And you got ready, braced yourself 
so as to start off quickly at the signal. So it was with 
Enoch, he set himself, and braced up with fixed purpose and 
determination to walk with God, to live for him. 

He walked with God by setting him always before his 
eyes; beginning, continuing and ending every work for his 
glory. There you have the testimony as to how well he did 
it. In the Hebrew reference it says, He pleased God. 

AYe can all get the force of it by considering the act 
of walldng. They tell us that walking is great exercise in 
which every part of the body is brought into play. It sug- 
gests four things — life, activity, pi'ogress and destination. 
You have reference to this act several places in your Bible. 

Genesis 17 :1, AValk before me and be perfect. In Colos- 
sians, Ye shall walk after the Lord your God. Again-, As 
ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so also walk ye in 
Mm. This is the highest privilege and duty of the believer, 
that of keeping step day by day with God. So Enoch kept 
step with God day by day. 

More remarkable, this man ■\\'alked with God in a wicked 
generation. It was before the flood and the wickedness 
upon the earth was very great. (See Genesis 6:5). This 
ought to settle forever the question of environment. Enoch 
lived well pleasing to God in the presence of the very 
wicked surroundings. 

Note the picture further. (Pardon the repetition; I do 
it that we may be the more impressed). He walked mth 
God — just two walking together. Companionship would be 
possible -with a number walking together, but two means in- 
timacy. See tliis man -walking with God, being intimate 
with him. They were walking together, talking together, 
endeavormg together. Suddenly Enoch has disappeared. 
"He was not." There was no trace of him. There was no 
grave for him. He had stepped out. He was not translated 
into foreign soil. After three hundred years walking Avith 
God, he was gone. God had taken him to his reward. His 
whole desire liad been to please God and now he was re- .^ 
warded by the honor of going home without having to pass 
through the gate of death. 

Now we have done with the picture, let us sum i;p our 

First it is possible to walk with God even in a crooked 
and perverse generation. How can it be done? Turn to the 
book of Amos, third chapter and third verse, the old version 
says. Can two walk together except they be agreed? The 
American revision says. Shall two walk together except they 
be agreed? Now we see the force of it better. To walk to- 
gether there must be agreement. Two friends desire to walk 
together. They must be agreed on the place to meet, the 
dii'ection they are to Avalk and the topic of their conversa- 
tion. The margin of the American version says vei-y^ beau- 
tifully, Can two Avalk together unless they make appoint- 
ment ? And some one has given us a greater suggestion even 
than that. Can two walk together except they meet by ap- 
pointment? I think we have it now. It is possible to walk 
with God only by appointment. To walk with him wf' must 
make an appointment. In Exodus 25:23, God met his peo- 
ple at the mercy seat. There will I meet thee, he said. At 
the mercy seat God met his people. There was the blood of 
the sacrifice. The priests brought it and sprinkled it in 
front and upon the mercy seat. The thought of the mercy 
seat was that God met his people there by appointment. To- 
day the appointment must be made at the foot of the cross 
of Christ. It is to this place we must come to meet God. It 
is here that God meets lis by appointment and fellowship ,< 
with him is possible only on the basis of the cross. The '■ 
death of Christ becomes the meetiirg place of God and man. 
It is there that we find the real secret of the joy of walkmg 
with God. Justified and sanctified by the cross God meets 
us thus today. 

Further, God meets his people at the altar of burnt 
offering, a continual offering at the door of the tabernacle. 
It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your gen- 
eration at the door of the tent of meeting before Jehovah 
where I "will meet -with thee to speak unto thee. And there 
-will I meet -with the children of Israel and the tent Avill be 

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sanctified by my glory. A continual offering — this offering 
implied no propitiation but consecration. It implied whole- 
hearted devotion, a life wholly dedicated to God. This 
idea of consecration is found in Romans 12:12, "Present 
your bodies A LIVING SACRIFICE." Walking with God 
can be a real tlung in our lives if we are fully consecrated 
to him, daily, hourly. Walks with him can be realized 
when we are ever living in the state of absolute surrender. 

God meets by appointment in daily communion 
through prayer and Bible study. In daily worship we walk 
with God ; In spiritual communion we have his presence. 
Here God has appointed to meet with and walk with his 

He meets with us then in three ways by appointment. 
First by the sacrifice of Christ on the cross ; second', in the 
complete surrender and consecration of our lives to him, 
and then in daily communion mth him through prayer and 
Bible study. 

How did Enoch ^\-alk with God? Hebrews eleven an- 
swers it. By faith. Enoch's life is a testimony to the fact 
that a man can walk with God even in the worst environ- 
ment, when he has faith. Faith makes all things possible. 

Last but not least, Enoch's life was crowned with 
translation. It was a scene full of suggestion for thought 
for the people of his day. It remmded them of another es- 
tate above and beyond the earthly life. It was an intima- 
tion of the final reward of the saints, the eternal life prom- 
ised to all those who love him. And for this hour I believe 
the translation of Enoch is a type of the translation of the 
church. Suddenly in the midst of a wicked world this man 
who had walked with God was not for God took him. Sud- 
denly in the midst of the wickedness of the world the 
church will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. I 
will not quarrel yith you on this ijoint. Biit it is not im- 
possible. If God could take Enoch out of the world without 
going the way of the grave, he could in a moment, in the 
twinkling of an eye, take out of this world all those who 
love him. May we, as we close, cry out with this desire. 
Oh, for a closer walk -with God ! And here we shall find to 
be the answer. Draw nigh to God' and he will dra-\v nigh 
to thee. 

The story is told of a well known minister who ^vished 
to ascend a tower that woiild give him a fine view of the 
surrounding country. "Come this way sir," said the guide, 
leading the way to some steps which led downi into a vault. 
Quick as a flash the minister replied, "But I want to as- 
cend, not descend." "This is the way up, sir," ' and he 
found that a few steps down led to many steps up. Thus 
we are dowai here and wish to ascend up. After we have 
lived doAvii here with our aims and desires upward, we shall 
be called home, or caught home to meet him whom we love, 
May we walk thus with him. 

Warsaw, Indiana. 


"Christ a Vital Factor in Daily Life" 

By Mrs. F. C. Vanator 


"And the tliird day there was a marriage in Cana of 
Galilee ; and the mother of Jesus was there : and both Jesus 
was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when 
they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus said unto him. They 
hjave no wine. Jesus saith unto her. Woman, -s\'hat have I 
to do vdtli thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother 
saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do 
it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after 
the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or 

three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them. Fill the 
waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the 
brim. And he saith unto them. Draw out now, and bear 
unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When 
the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made 
mne, he knew not whence it was: (but the servants which 
drew the water knew) ; the governor of the feast called the 
bridegroom and saith unto him. Every man at the begin- 
ning doth set forth good ^vine; and Mdien men have well 
drunk, then that which is worse : but thou hast kept the 
good wine until now. TMs beginning of miracles did Jesus 
in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his 
disciples believed on Mm" (John 2:1-11). "Jesus Christ 
the same yesterday, and today, and forever" (Heb. 13:8). 


E. A. Stuart has nicely said, — ' ' Let us learn that Christ 
is as much with you in the Cana of your home life as he is 
in the Capernaum of business, or as he is in the Jerusalem 
of public service. Tliis is the glory of our Christianity — 
that our Christianity comes into the common daily life." 

It is a beautiful thought upon which we have to medi- 
tate — Christ in everyday life. That HE IS a vital factor, 
there is none that will say us nay. Let us pause a moment 
to see what vital means. It is something that contributes to 
or is indispensible to life. A power that is conducive to the 
highest efficiency of life. It is that wliich makes life in it- 
self valuable. 

In our Scripture we see Jesus concerned about the af- 
fairs of everyday life. It is but one incident of the many 
related through the Word where Jesus steps aside from his 
busy career to put his stamp of approval upon those things 
in the daily routine which to us seem all too common. We 
see him courteously answering the invitation to the wed- 
duig. By his very presence he ennobled the joy of the occa- 
sion. He put a new sanctity uj^on the marriage vow. He 
made it an occasion of joy. 'Tis always thus when Christ 
enters, for it is an erroneous idea that to be in his presence 
banishes joy and laughter and song. When he comes into 
our life he does not exclude that which is uuiocent, but only 
that Avhich is harmful ; he does not do away with geniality, 
but only that which is baneful. It is because we need help 
and strength every day and every hour that Christ is such 
a great factor in our daily life. We remember that Paul 
said, "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; 
we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not 
forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always (that is, 
day after day, and hour after hour, and moment after mo- 
ment) bearing aboiit in the body the dying of the Lord 
Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in 
our body. . . For all things are for your sakes, that the 
abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many re- 
dound to the glory of God." And then he goes on to say, 
and very .significantly, too, ' ' For which cause we faint not ; 
but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is 
renewed day by day." And who is he, (for this vital force 
must be made a personal force) that renews the inner man 
daily. It is Christ. It is he who died, yea, rather lives 
again, who becomes the vitalizing force that makes us to 
live and grow, in wisdom and in stature and in favor with 
God and man. 

Wliat is real vitality then? It is Christ lived in us day 
after day, hour after hour, and moment after moment. He 
is the same yesterday; he is the same today; yea, he is the 
same forever. If he lived in us yesterday, he must even 
more fully live in us today in order to prepare us for the life 
which he' must Live in us and we in him tomorrow and to- 
morrow and forever. 


Dear Lord, create in me a clean heart and renew a right 
spirit Avithln me. Always let the words of my mouth and 

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Asbland, Ohio 

Christmas Scene at Sunday School Service, Louisville, Ohio 

This represents the scenery and characters of the beau- 
tiful pantomime, the accoimt of which follows as reported 
by the Louisville Herald. 

Christmas Services at First Brethren 

The annual Christmas service was pi'esented at the 
First Brethren church on East Main street last Thursday 
night December 23, to one of the largest audiences ever as- 
sembled in the church. Many Averc unable to witness the 
service for lack of standing room. The main featm'e of the 
sen-ice was a pantomime entitled: "At the Door of the 
Inn." Every one taking part including the Inn keeper, 
Bethlehem woman, Bethlehem boy. Roman guard, guests, 
Mary and Joseph, Shepherds, Wise Men and Christ's mes- 

sengers, appeared in costume, and with the stone Inn, Beth- 
lehem city in the background and with the star and many 
other electrical effects which were put into play at the 
proper time, made the services very impressive. The Wliite 
Gift offering was .$103.75. Preceding the pantomime a half 
hour program was given by the children of the elementary 
department of the Sunday school. At the close of the ser- 
vice Mr. E. M. Youtz, the local photographer, took a flash- 
light picture of the scenery and all those who took part in 
the pantomime. Many who attended the service declare it 
was by far the most impressive of any yet rendered by the 

Louisville, Ohio. 

J. A. Garber 


Our Young People at Work 

Melvin Stuckey 


Leadership Recruiting and Training. By Miiton Puterbaugh 

In answer to the letters sent out to congregations be- 
fore Cliristmas regarding Life Work we have received per- 
haps twenty answers. AVhere the other eighty answers are 
is a question ! ! ! But from these t-wenty M-e have secured a 
tine list of names of our young people. But anyone can eas- 
ily see that we only have about a fifth of the names we 
should have. Come on, you other folks who' got those 
letters, I'm not an assessor — you aren't going to be taxed o! 
anything like that. Just sit doAra and give me the names of 
the young peple in your congregation. And if any congre- 
gations do not have a Life Work secretary and received no 
commiuiications here is a cordial invitation to you to send' 
me the names of the j^oung people of your congregation. I 
want a complete Hst is possible before the next step in ro 
cruiting is taken. 

Most of these letters that have come in have made our 
hearts rejoice because of the fine note of enthusiasm and co- 
operation and intense interest that they sounded. There is 
a readiness among a few of our people to take this work 
seriously and to enlist in a united effort to recruit leaders. 
And this leads me to say that I personally regard this Life 
Work Recruiting as a mo^'ement of the church under the 
combined direction of the Smiday school, Christian Endea- 
vor, Sisterhood, Bicentenary Movement and all the other 
church auxiliaries which are interested in the welfare of the 
Brethi'en church of the future. So if there is anyone who 
narrowly regards this effort to secure recruits as sponsored 
by any one organization alone I beg of you to know the 
truth and in the name of Christianity and for the sal^e of 
tlie churcli I plead wtti you to throw yourself iato ihis 

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work of recmting our forces of leaders with all your pow- 
ers and influence. 

I believe Avith all my heart, dear friends, that this is the 
"last stand" for us. If we fail here the church will suffer. 
With scarcely a dozen trained leaders entering the M'ork of 
the church each year how are we going to answer the calls 
for help from mission fields, how are we going to minister 
to the dozens of our churches which have no pastor, how are 
Ave going to carry the "Whole Gospel" to 100 NeAv Com- 
munities, as suggested by our Home Mission Society presi- 
dent? It seems to me these facts ought to sober us to a re- 
alization of the seriousness of this recruiting. 

We are seeking to perfect our organization of Life 
Work Secretaries in every congregation Avhose business it 
shall be to relay the messages and material from the central 
office to the recruits and to stinmlate the recruiting locally 
by initiating special Life Work programs and meetings, etc. 
We are ready now to send a ie^y splendid leaflets, pledge 
cards, and other material to secretaries and other leaders 
on application, and we hope to be ready in a fcAv Aveeks 
with questionaires for the young people AA'hose names Ave 
have on file. 

Articles are appearing in the Angelus and the Evange- 
list in the Christian Endeavor departments AA'hich arc Avortli 
reading and it is hoped' they aa-iII stimulate the recruiting. 
In the Christian EndeaA^or World of the issue of January 
12, there is a list of Leadership Training books and texts 
Avhich Ave recommend Avith a fcAv additions. Some churches 
and Christian EndeaA'or city unions are adopting the plan 
of having a Leadership Training School Avith courses run- 

Win Your Friend For Leadership Training 

By Mrs. Carl Grosse 

During the past month you have read articles along 
the month's theme of "Win Your Friend Week." May Ave 
feel that eA^ery Brethren BndeaA^orer has done his best to 
Avin his friends for Christ and his church and for Christian 
Endeavor. Noav after we have Avon our friends to the Avork, 
our next step must of necessity be Leadership . Training. 
Those Avho are noAv trained for leadership aa'JU in time pass 
dAvay and their places must be filled. Hoav are Ave going to 
fill those places and also look after our neAv friends which 
Ave have Avon? Shall Ave hold them for a time then let them 
drift, or Avill we take 2nd Timothy 2:15, as our basis and 
train our young people in the Avork AA'hich they are to take 

The time has come when trained leaders are called for 
in every vocation and Avalk of life. Must the Master's Avork 
be neglected? The young people of today need to develop 
their minds and their activities as Avell along the spiritual 
line as along educational and recreational lines ; this is nec- 
essary to prcA'ent them from being lopsided Christians. 
When one phase of the young man's or Avoman's education 
is neglected or as we Avould say. cancelled, Avhy should it 
be the Master's Avork, Has he not given us life, health and 
strength? Has he not paid the supreme price, even death 
by the Cross that Ave might be saA^ed? Do Ave see hoAv much 
Ave can do for him or do Ave fee Iioav little Ave can do? 

Before there Avere any means by Avhich Ave might 
study, our cry Avas, Give us Leadership Training courses 
and Ave will learn ! But do Ave apply ourselves diligently 
noAv that such courses are available? Dare to refuse to 
study to benefit the Master's Avork? The first step to this 
IS EXPERT ENDEAVOR. Foi-m a class and study this 
text, then apply it to your Christian Endeavor Avork. There 
are other leadership courses Avhich can be taken with good 
result. There are Advanced Methods, Missionary Traiu- 
ing. Personal Work, and many others, AA'hich the Untied So- 
ciety affords young people. Win your friend for Leader- 
ship Training. Begin at once. 

Altoona, Pennsylvania. 

ning thrugh tAvo semesters of six Aveeks each. Books sug- 
gested are : 
Christian Endeavor 

Expert Endeavoi-— Amos R. Wells 

The NcAv Junior Worker's Manual — R. P. Anderson. 

The Officers' Handbook — Amos R. Wells. 

Union Work — Amos R. Wells. 
Mission Study — Co-operate Avith the other organizations in 

the church and select a text to be used in the Church 

School of Missions. Suggested books are : 

A Noble Army — Hubbard (For younger students) . 

World Friendship — Murray (Very good). 
Bible Study— Suggested books are : 

How to Teach the Life of Christ — Kerr. 

Teaching Values of the Old Testament — Moore & Mack. 

Studies in Doctrine and Devotion — Kui'tz, et al. 
Teacher Training- — Any standard course in Teacher Training 

recognized by the International Sunday School Associa- 
tion. Suggested books are : 

Thoroughly Furnished' — Westmin.ster Press. 

Pilgrim Training Course — Pilgrim Press. 

Educative Process in Religion — Nat. S. S. Association. 

It is very possible for Christian Endeavor Societies and 
otliei' organizations to take up the study of some one of 
these books in a series of ten or tAveh'e lessons at the time 
of their regular meetings. 

Any additional information and help aaqII gladly be for- 
Avarded upon expression of a desire for such help. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

Leadership Training 

By Mrs. Frank Wisner 

The time is at hand Avhen trained leaders in church work 
are not a luxury but a necessity. Any church of today 
knoAvs that unless her leaders are framed at least in part, 
that she cannot compete AA-ith, not only other denominations, 
but other organizations as Avell. The programs of the churcli 
today eamiot be of the type of the last decade. So many 
changes haA'c taken place in our individual and national liti 
that Ave must give the people something different or the 
church must cease to function. It is only the trained lead- 
er that can hope to meet these conditinos. 

It has been proA'cn that people avIio sIioav some degree 
of leadership, Avith no special training, and chosen from the 
ranks to lead our Christian Endeavor societies, to head our 
Sunday schools and other organizations of the church can 
no longer qualify. The thing avc should do is to select those 
A\'ho shoAv signs of good leadership and train them for their 
respective offices. Thus the need of trained leadership is 

Noav as to Avays for securing this training: Churches 
are establishing teacher training classes and schools of meth- 
ods for their local Sunday school AA-orkers ; state Sunday 
school and Christian Endeavor associations are forming 
short courses in many places for training Avorkers in I'clig- 
ious education. Colleges, even state imstitutions, arc plan- 
ning courses in their curriculum for meeting such needs. 
Also schools of missions are being AA'orked out in local 
churches, denominations, and inter-denominational organi- 

We should "avIu ouv friend's" to join these various 
schools of mstruetion to become trained religious Avorkers. 
In eA'ei-y line of business the trained Avorker is the one most 
sought after. Large salaries are being paid to trained re- 
ligious Avorkers today, aa^io are able to hold responsible po- 
sitions, such as field secretaries, county secretaries, etc. 

If you Avill "AA'in your friends" for religious Avork, some 
one else Avill not Avin them for other Avork; your opportu- 
nity to be of real serAacs to your friend Avill not haA^e gone 
unchallenged; and Christ's Avork will not suffer for lack of 
trained leaders. — Waterloo, Iowa. 

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FEBRUARY 1, 1922 

Mr. Rodeheaver on Gospel Music 

(Continued from page 5) 

parents all excited and tell them about it. They in turn 
will tell their friends and you will have quite a few there 
who would not otherwise come. The children's work is the 
beginning of all the other work. 

"Always have some little unexpected thing on your 
program — a bit of verse, a story, or something to get the 
attention. If I were a preacher, I would change my order 
of service every Sunday, just to make it different. 

"I am glad that you teach the Bible along with evan- 
gelistic singing here, because an evangelistic singer never 
makes a more complete failure than the one who goes out 
without a knowledge of the Bible." 

Christ a Vital Factor in Daily Life 

(Continued from page 9) 

the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, in 
order that not only may I live the Christ life but that others 
may also see and live. As we eat of the temporal bread in 
order to sustain the physical life, even so let us partake of 
the spiritual food which renews our inner man daily. "We 
cannot li^-e without thee; neither can we live save through 
thee. Let us then put all our dependence in thee. Teach us, 
Lord, to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with 
our God. For Jesus' sake. Amen. • 
Canton, Ohio. 

Send Home Missionary Funds to 
Home Mlsslonnry Secretary, 

906 American Bldg., Dayton, Ohio 


Send Foreigrn Mission Funds to 


Financial Secretary Foreign Board, 

1330 B. Third St., Long Beach, CaHfornIa 

Excerpts from Missionary Epistles 

{Compiled from personal letters of James S. Gribble to his •wife ) 

(Continued from last week) 

Bossembali Government Poste, 
October 6, 1921. 
I am now one hundred miles from Bangui. 
I arrived liere this afternoon. Found that 
Monsieur and Madame Montac are not here 
as they are out in the country. He is the 
Administrator here as well as at Baoli, so I 
guess that I will not see them this time. This 
is the place where I left the man with the 
broken leg and the wagon. I think his leg 
is getting along all right. The tools and 
everything that I left here are in good shape 
except that big rope has been used by the 
man that I sent from Bangui to Bozoum with 
fruit trees and with instructions to come 
back and meet me at this place. I learned 
that everything is in good shape in Bozoum 
except the expected chicken crop. Another in- 
stance of disappointment when one counts 
their chickens before they are hatched. Not 
one of the eggs is hatched is the report. Now 
I wish I had eaten the ones that w<>re laid 
while I was at Bozoum. 

At this place I learned that conditions arc 
worse .along the road between here and Bo- 
zoum than when we came d.own. For a whole 
week's journey one is not able to get food. 
However, there is always a way out for God 
has one. Have learned that there is another 
road between here and Bozoum. It runs 
northward until it intersects the road run- 
ning from Bozoum to Bouka and then we go 
to Bozoum on the latter road. Of cour-^e the 
roaid is not a wide one but I trust that we 
will not have much difficulty with our three- 
foot tread wagon. Am glad that it is not a 
few inches wider, as I find that there are 
places without number where one can pass 
with it where he could not if it were just 
three inches wider in tread. They say that 
there is one very big river to cross by this 
route and at the first the men refused, or 
tried to, to go this way, but when they learned 
about the groat shortage of food the other 
way they were glad to think of this way. 
You see I learned about the other road be- 
fore I learned about the deserted villages 
along the route where I have previously 
passed. These deserted villages are in the 
Ouame Pende Circonscription, the one in 
which Bouar and Bozoum are the Government 
Postes. I must say that the Administrator of 
that circonscription has my sym.pathy. The 
natives also. I would rather be a missionary 
in it than any other kind of person, as it !.■; 
another section of this old globe where the 
word "Peace" needs to be "spoken. I did 

not get to tell you before that the new Sub- 
Administrator who is to be the man in charge 
of the new Poste at Lia, which is the one 
among the Karre tribe, left Bangui the same 
day as I. I had dinner with him at Bour- 
sussi, twenty-two miles from Bangui. I hear 
that he left here this morning, going to Bo- 
zoum by the same route as we propose going. 
He is a very stout man and his name is 
Blaud. I think that the Administrator will 
live at Bozoum and both Bouar and Lia will 
be Sub-Postes. Of course nothing is yet cer- 
tain, as even at Bangui they wil not know 
how it would be. But Bozoum is the more 
logical place for the real Poste, as it is more 
central. Even yet I do not know where Mon- 
sieur .Tacoulet, the present administrator of 
the 0\iame Pende Circonscription is. How- 
ever it is from Monsieur Stope the new Ad- 
ministrator who is expected to reach there 
soon, that I am to have my final dealings with 
concerning the concession asked for. 

, Bossembali, Poste, 
October 7, 1921. 

Today I have not tried to get an early start 
as I want to get things straightened out 
here first in preparation for the last 
dash of the trip to Bozoum. The wagon 
needed greasing and a bit of attention. Also 
the bicycle neded some. The chickens, the 
old ones, are looking fine, as Yama has been 
feeding them peanuts. Bad news about the 
little bean garden that I had planted at B-« 
zoum. The beans did not come up, so I will 
not have any to eat. I was looking forward 
to eating them about three times a day, as I 
get so verv hungrv at times for green vege- 

T am glad to say that since climbing the 
mountain on this side of Boali Poste, where 
one comes into a different kind of climate 
from that of Bangui and Boali, I have been 
feeling fine. That Bangui climate does not 
seem to agree with me and I am glad that the 
Lord's field for service gets up onto the first 
plateau above Bangui. You see the moun- 
tain that we climb in coming from Bangui 
here, is not "up one side and down the 
other" but when one is once up, he stays up, 
as it is a one-sided mountain. And from 
here one goes up quite gradually until he 
reaches Bozoum, or the divide, just on this 
side of there. 

French Equatorial Africa, 

October 12, 1921. 
It has been about four days since I last 
wrote you and mailed same at Bossembali. 

Yet I am only one day's good march from 
that place and was three days in making it. 
Talk about patience ! I certainly need to have 
a bit of it at this rate of going. Before I 
make another long trip with a wagon, I want 
to be very fully assured that there is a real 
road to run the wagon on. However, I am 
glad to learn that the present Governor of 
IJbangi-Shari is the one who is so much inter- 
ested in the opening up of automobile roads, 
and he told Monsieur Eomeuf at Bangui that 
he hoped that porters would be needed less 
and less as means of transportation. 

On Friday we got started about noon. The 
fi.rst stretch of the journey, for nearly a 
mile, was mostly up hill over a narrow road 
with a ditch on each side, which caused the 
side of the roadway to give way from under 
the wheels of the wagon, so as to make the 
latter run very hard indeed. We certainly 
were glad when we got to the end of those 
ditches. Then we had a real good road for 
our narrow tread wagon, except that the 
bridges were a bit narrow>, yet with care we 
were able to cross every one of them without 
difficulty. Then a terribly heavy rain came 
up which made the roadside into such a heap 
of dough, and of course the wagon ran hard 
after that. I had ray new raincoat with me, 
so put it on at once. It did not leak as be- 
fore, but the rain pounded so badly as to blow 
it into the tops of my high shoes, the new 
ones, and made my legs and feet wet. How- 
ever, as soon as I could do so, after arriving 
at camp, I had a fire made and things dried 
up. That day we traveled just five miles. 

On Saturday we got on to another stretch 
of road where they had the ditches on either 
side, so that the wagon ran like a sled. So 
that day we got along only about five and 
one-quarter miles. Also we had a big stream 
to cross which required a lot of time, as I 
could not get the boatmen to understand what 
I wanted them to do. After unloading the 
wagon, I had it run into two canoes which 
were present and ferried across, but oh what 
a time I had to get them to know what I 
wanted done. The forenoon of that day I saw 
my first leopard out of captivity. I was rid- 
ing ahead on the bicvele and saw an animal 
on the path ahead of me, which was not an 
unusual thing as I see them many times, yet 
this one looked different. I rode after it and 
it ran ahead of me, yet would stop at times 
and look back, therefore I was able to gain 
on it. Finally it sat down like a dog or cat 
until I got closer, then it fled into the grass 
by the roadside. I then saw ite long tail and 

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PAGE 13 

recognized that it was a leopard. Wkeu I got 
to ttie place where it left the road, I stopped 
and examined its tracks. Of course I blew 
my whistle before stopping, so as to frighten 
it, if it might be lurlung about in the tall 

Sunday, of course, we did no traveling, but 
I was feeling far from well, so was in bed 
nearly all day. It seems that I must be just 
simply holding on to God every minute to 
keep going, as I feel the opposition of the 
adversary so strongly. How good it is to 
know that we have a Strong One to hold fast 
to. Good food is what I long so much for. 
I am able to get very few chickens on this 
trip. Also but few eggs and most of them 
are in such shape that they are not very bene- 
ficial for one to eat. 

Today we got along a bit better, as we 
traveled sevun and one-half miles. Today our 
special difficulty was the crossing of streams 
and deep ditches as the bridges were not 
wide enough for the wagon. Yet it was not 
much after noon when we got here. But ow- 
ing to the coming up of a rain, which did not 
amount to much however, and the news that 
the next viUage is far and the road bad, we 
decided to stay here. Here I was able to 
get three real good eggs, which I ate for 
dinner. Also had some oatmeal cooked and 
ate some of my rotten condensed milk on it. 
At Nazubulu cooked enough of the oatmeal 
to feed a horse. I am having cakes made 
from the leftover for supper. 

Also here I am going to try a new dish. A 
native hunter brought one of those funny an- 
imals with claws for sale. It was good and 
fresh, and as the boys assured me that all 
of the French ate them, I decided that I 
would give the beast a trial. I am having it 
cooked first in the steamer, then expect to 
have it baked with manioc later on. I think 
that those animals are what are called in 

some African books, ' ' Eeed-Bats. ' ' I believe 
that I will call mine "Heed Babbit," as I 
' do not fancy eating rats. Of course it is not 
a rat at all, as it is an entirely different ani- 
mal. I suppose when I write again I will be 
able to tell you how the animal tasted. How 
I long to get back to Bozoum and get some 
goats so as to have a supply of fresh milk. 
The big red rooster that I got at Bangui is 
parading about in the hut here. He feels at 
home with the baggage. He is very much like 
the other big one, escept that he has a dou- 
ble comb. 

About midway between Bambia and Sasang- 

(To be continued) 


Our Mission school, taught by Brother 
John M. Humberd, of Flora, Indiana, is start- 
ing out nicely. Brother Humberd writes that 
he enjoys the work. He states that he has 
as many as twenty-five in some of his classes. 
Let us pray for Brother Humberd and Broth- 
er Eempel 's that the Lord will abundantly 
bless their work at Krypton. The following 
letter from Brother Eempel gives briefly the 
bright outlook for our Krypton mission: 

Krypton, Kentucky, Jan. 17, 1922. 
Dear Brother Gearhart: 

I feel like writing a little about our school. 
The Lord has answered our prayers and given 
unto us a good school Brother Humberd is 
just the teacher we needed. All children and 
also their parents hke him. Have about fif- 
ty-four children enrolled, too many for one 
teacher to handle, so Mrs. Eempel is teach- 
ing the first three gi-ades in our home and 
she also is teaching the Bible classes. It may 

be that I will have to help soon, as some more 
children are coming. Our tuition fee is one 
dollar and fifty cents for one child a month. 
I believe we will be able to pay most of the 
expenses. If more children should come, we 
may be able to pay it all. The Lord hais an- 
swered our prayers concerning Mrs. Eempel 's 
health ever since she started to teach the 
Bible class she is improving wonderfully. 
Some of our people here at Krypton who have 
not been inside the church for two years, 
were present last Sunday. This school will 
be a great help for our church work. I wish 
you could come and visit our school. The 
people here caU it a college. Pray for us 
and also for the school. 

Yours in his Service, 

We are wondering why so many of our 
Christian Endeavor Societies have not made 
their pledges for the support of our Kentucky 
Missions. The pledge cards were sent to the 
Extension Secretaries or pastors last fall. A 
number of the societies sent us their offering 
but many did not. We have had to draw 
from our General Fund to meet the payroll 
and expenses. In former years, special ap- 
peals were made at our Annual Conference 
for pledges, but the Mission Board found this 
method to be rather unsatisfactory and de- 
cided that your secretary should secure the 
pledges by correspondence. We believe our 
Societies have not lost interest in our moun- 
tain work, but that many have just neglected 
to bring the matter before the Society. Per- 
haps the pledge cards did not reach the prop- 
er parties. It is not too late to look after 
this matter. The Eainbow Certificate will be 
sent to Societies making an offering of $25.00 
or more. Any amount will be appreciated. 
Do your best and receive the blessing. 

Home Mission Secretary. 



On December eighteenth I was called by 
the church at Manteca, GaUfomia to conduct 
the formal dedicatory services of their new 
church. It may be that all the Brethren do 
not know that ten short years ago there were 
but two houses at this place, and now there 
is one of the busiest little cities in central 
California. Elder J. Wesley Piatt and his 
good wife have been there from the begin- 
ning. They have surely stayed by the stuff, 
against all the odds the Devil cared to put up. 
To say that Brother Piatt is weU and fav- 
orably known is not hardly fair to him; 
I'd rather say that he was unanimously 
chosen president of the chamber of commerce 
of the city, and was appointed postmaster of 
the city, at the recommendation of the prom- 
inent citizens against his wishes, and he was 
unanimously re-chosen year by year :as the 
pastor of the First Brethren church. He has 
raised the postoffice to second class since he 
is there, and under his administration, the 
town is pushing the various and sundry en- 
terprises toward success. 

They have one of the nicest little bunga- 
* low churches in the brotherhood. It is con- 
venient, large enough, and beautiful, and 
they are in debt but three thousand dollars. 
They acted wisely in not undertaking more 
than they could accomplish. The house is 
furnished with Sunday school rooms and 
plenty of light. While their membership is 
small they are made of the kind of stuff that 
does things when they undertake them. We 
had a great meeting. While I was there the 
Lathrop Brethren drove me to their city near 
by and I had the opportunity to see their 
house of worship, too. They have torn down 

the old church and builded anew. While the 
house is small it is a very cozy and well- 
equipped building. They have a number of 
Sunday school rooms and a nice basement. 
They have no pastor but should have by all 
means. This is the cradle of the Brethren 
church in CaUfoinia, and should be rocked 
again. It looks as if a new day had dawned 
upon Northern California, and that she had 
taken on new life. What they need, brethren, 
is your prayers. The devil is surely putting 
up a fight against the work in that quarter 
and he does not want it to prosper. 

Elder J. S. Cook from Turlock and some of 
his people were at the dedication. Here is 
another flock hard at it. They have a real 
man for shepherd now too. There ought to 
be a great aggressive campaign started and 
kept up in Northern California for a year 
and plant a veiy permanent work in those 
cities. E. M. COBB. 


It has been quite a period of time since 
any word has appeared in the Brethren E%'an- 
gelist concerning the work of the kingdom 
among the beUevers at Uniontown. But in- 
asmuch as quite a few of the brethren at 
other places have taken it in hand to write 
concerning the progress and prospects of the 
work at their appointments, I had thought it 
might not be inappropriate for some echoes 
to reach the brothe:hood from here. 

Since the last report from this place, there 
have been four accessions to the membership 
of the eongi-egation, three by baptism and one 
by relation. However in that same time we 
have lost more than that many names from 

the membership roll, by death and letter. 
This does not discourage us however, but we 
are just "keepin' on keepin' on" with the 
work of the various departments. 

The congregation has tried to meet all its 
apportionments for the various calls of the 
Bicentenary financial programme, failing on 
but one, to the time of this writing, and that 
was not on the support of the Bicentenary 
itself. . And the local finances have not been 
allowed to suffer as a consequence, either. 
Uniontown has a Tither's EoU, in line with 
the Bicentenary Movement, of some thirty- 
five names — and if you have a good Tither's 
Eoll you will not need to worry about the 

The maintaining of interest in the Sunday 
school is made difficult by the scarcity of 
teachers and lack of class rooms, and this 
last can never be overcome until the congre- 
gation can remodel or build a new church 
edifice. This will be the next step in the for- 
ward plans of the congregation after the fin- 
ishing of the payments on the parsonage. 
Brother Austin IJmbel is the faithful super- 
intendent of the Sunday school and is not 
daunted by the many discouraging features 
that often face a superintendent, but just 
keeps on praying and working. 

The Christian Endeavor work is in com- 
mendable condition, though far from being up 
to all the standards. Tithing and Quiet Hour 
rolls are helping toward a deeper spiritual- 
ity, while a definite division of the mem- 
bership into the three classes will add to the 
efficiency of the society's work in the future. 
The work of Christian Endeavor is somewhat 
slow in this county and with all our defi- 
ciencies I believe we have one of the best C. 

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E. prayer meetings in our city. And 1 liavc 
reason to know something about tlie others, 
for my position as an oixicer in the county 
C. E. Union takes me into the meetings oi 
other societies. 

And the pastor would be an ingrate i±' ho 
failed to report the fact that this congrega- 
tion is not belimd other places in showing its 
good-will to its pastor. On December loch, 
following a meeting of the fcjunday yckooi 
Board, two of the members siguilied their in- 
tention of paying a friendly call upon tlie 
pastor and wife, and since they reaiiy owed 
us a cail, we unsuspectingly urged tliem tu 
carry out their good intention, and so the 
trap was baited and the mice were caught as 
fifty or sixty of tiie members swoox:)ed down 
on the paisonage in a few minutes after our 
arrival at home. And when tney left — after 
a pleasant hour together — they left many 
substantial tokens of their love and regard 
to remind the dominie and his better half 
that some at least of the love and interest 
they had tried to bestow upon their flock was 
reciprocated. Yes, we did our best to thank 
them, but words are hard things to find at 
such times and so we could oniy say thank 
you, and pray God's blessings upon the good 
friends who thus expressed their affection. 

1 must not forget to tell you that we had 
our usual Christmas entertainment, put on by 
the younger members of the Bible school, and 
with only a ten-day preparation the children 
gave one of the best entertainments I have 
ever helped to arrange. And instead of 
' ' treating ' ' the little folks we asked them if 
they would not like to help ' ' treat ' ' some of 
the starving children of Europe to the real 
necessities of life, and — without a dissenting 
vote — they elected to forego their custom 
and spread abroad the real spirit of Christ- 
mas. So the school will support an Armen- 
ian child this year, and besides this the free- 
will offering at the Christmas entertainment 
was ninety dollars. So we are trying to 
teach the Christmas spirit. (And we sent our 
White Gift quota too). 

And now we are looking forward to the 
coming to us of Brother Charles A. Bame for 
an evangelistic campaign, to begin on March 
26 and run until Easter Sunday. We are plan- 
ning to make this a real campaign of revival 
and evangelism. We solicit the prayers of 
the brotherhood as we shall gird on the ar- 
mor for a conflict with the hosts of darkness 
in this part of the universe. 

We rejoice at the good reports from the 
various parts of the brotherhood, and we 
take new courage at the assurance that God 
hath not left himself without witness to the 
grace that he bestows through faith. May he 
come quipkly, and may we be found ready, 
watching; when he comes. Fraternally, 



As was announced in the Evaugclist some 
weeks ago, the revival at Masontown, Penn- 
sylvania, came and we are now praising the 
Lord for the victory that was won. On Sun- 
day night, January 1, the pastor opened fire 
and began the series by reminding the church 
of some of the characteristics of a good re- 
vival and incidentally introducing the evan- 
gelist, Eev. A. L. Lynn arrived on the field 
January 2, and continued the fight — for a 
fight it was indeed. The town put on sever- 
al attractions and side shows but the Lord 
was on our side and that constitutes a vic- 
tory — thus we rejoice and give God the 
praise. Eev. Lynn preached the Gospel fear- 
lessly to I'eeord breaking audiences for two 
and a half weeks. His manner of speaking 
and personal bearing won for him a place in 
the hearts of the people in Masontown. To 
say the least, Brother Lynn is a man of pow- 
er and inspiration. Every day the pastor and 
evangelist tramped through the snow and rain 
to reach the people and call people's atten- 
tion to the services. Sometimes we called on 

sick folks who thought that they had a gooa 
excuse for not coming out to tfie meetings, 
but we were only too giad to preacn the vVoru 
right where they were and many times per- 
sons confessed Christ in their homes. We 
had confessions from all denominations in- 
cluding Catholics who were baptized accord- 
ing to Matthew 28:19. 

As a visible residt of our labors here in 
this campaign we had fifty persons to ex- 
press their aesire to come to Christ as their 
ijord and Savior. Some came by letter and 
othCiS came by relation. There have Deeii 
already thirty-one baptized and others aix' 
waiting the sacred rite. As far as we kuo»\ 
only turee are planning to unite witli other 
churches. Of course no one could estimate the 
leSbl value of such a revival in any congre- 
gation. J. want to say in closing that Broth- 
er Lynn has entirely met our expectations as 
an evangelist .and 1 found mucn pleasure in 
working with him shoulder to shoulder. May 
God richly bless him and his church for his 
stay with us. Brethtren, let us all join in 
giving God due praise. 


New Jersey. 1 am also called upon to men- 
tion in this report the fact that Eev. and 
Mrs. Benson of the Methodist church of 
Quakertown greatly assisted in the meeting 
with their prayers and singing and kindly 
presence and influence. May God be praised 
for each individual victory and may he keep 
those who have confessed his Son safely 
through all trials and victories. 

C. E. KOLB. 


For the benefit of the uninformed let it be 
known ttiat the Calvary Brethren churcli is 
one of two Brethren congregations in the 
state of New Jersey, Sergeantsville being the 
other. It is situated in Hunterdon county 
about half way between Erenchtown, on the 
Delaware, and Flemington. It is a rural 
church with no village near. There are two 
churches, a Baptist and a Methodist, approx- 
imately two and a half miles away in oppo- 
site directions. The building is a well pre- 
served adequate edifice situated on a macad- 
am road at a cross road. Hence it will be 
seen that the location of the church is ideal. 
It must be said however, that the majoiity 
of the roads throughout this seciton are very 
poor and to the writer's knowledge and ex- 
perience this has been a serious hindering 
feature to aggressive church work. Neverthe- 
less it is my firm conviction that here is a 
field into which the Brethren church should 
go with prayer and men and possess it for 
the Brethren church in the name of the Lord. 
Since the resignation of Brother Sands the 
church has been supplied by student pastors 
in the person of Brethren Jobson and Board- 
man, both of w-hom while very capable and 
energetic, have not been able to give the time 
and their presence to the work which it re- 
ally needs. After Brother Boardman sails 
for South America which he intends doing 
this year, I am confident that the church 
should attempt to secure the services of a 
man either full time or as formerly in con- 
nection with Sergeantsville and that the work 
would prosper. 

The church called the writer to lead them 
in a meeting, the visible results of which 
were seven souls, for which God be praised. 
Three of these were heads of families, three 
young men and the other a young lady. All 
of them we understand have united with the 
church. The attendance was good, all things 
considered. Stormed out on three nights, but 
in spite of that the encouraging thing was 
the way in which the unsaved attended the 
services. There are many, many people in 
that immediate vicinity who are not con- 
nected with any church. True, some came 
only one night, and yet there was hardly a 
night that there was not some one present 
who was unsaved. The meeting was for two 

Personal mention should be made of all 
the brethren and sisters of the church for 
their kindnesses to me, but especially Brother 
and Sister Samuel Weber who entertained 
me during my stay there. Any pastor who 
after nest conference is contemplating a 
change would do well to get in touch with 
Brother Samuel Weber, Pittstown, E. D., 

I. Leaviiig Home *' 
While we shall begin writing the story of 
our journey to the land of ' ' The Southern 
Cross" here at Colon, (a city of about 30,000 
inhabitants in the Eepublic of Panama, at the 
Atlantic g'ateway to the great Panama Can- 
all, yet we shall go back to dear old Long 
Beach, where the mighty Pacific kisses the 
shores of Southern California, with the story 

To a man whose home is to him a symbol 
of heaven, leaving home is no easy task.'No 
foreign lands, no matter what their attrac- 
tion could caU us away from home for so 
long a time, except for the sake of him who 
left his home in glory for thirty years, — for 
us. When the home tugged so hard on the 
heart strings, when we were leaving only for 
a few months, we were made to wonder how 
any human being with a similar love for the 
homeland and the dear ones therein, could 
ever leave it and them for years, — yea for 
life, — to become missionaries in uninviting 
regions such as this one where we now write, 
— and worse! There can be only one answer: 
"The love of Christ constraineth me!" 

This ought to put a blush of shame on the 
cheek of any real child of God, who has ever 
talked of ' ' sacrifice ' ' when putting a few 
paltiy dollars on the plate once a year to 
pay the expenses of the missionaries who 
alone know the meaning of that word. Yet 
isn't it strange that the folks who stay at 
home and give money only, talk of "sacri- 
fice," while those who make all the real sac- 
rifice there is to be made, usually talk of the 
"privilege" of being an ambassador, for 
Jesus Christ? 

We might say here that our ' ' Annual 
Meeting" was held at Long Beach before we 
left California. The dear old church that we 
have seen grow from a babe (of six) to a 
full-fledged adult of over 500), extended us 
the usual invitation to remain at the post as 
pastor for the tenth year. AVe asked to be 
relieved, as we have come to the place where 
we must either surrender our work in con- 
nection with The Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety, turning books and money over to some 
other "Treasurer" land "Financial Secre- 
tary," or we must surrender our work as pas- 
tor of a large church demanding far more at- 
tention than it has been getting. We can 
no longer do, justice to both. We could re- 
enter the evangelistic field, and still carry on 
our work in connection with the Foreign 
Missionary Society. From personal choice, 
we would stay with the pastorate at Long 
Beach. But we are not in this world to fol- 
low ' ' personal choice, ' ' but to do the will of 
the Master whose we are and whom we serve. 
The work of the F. M. S. is so important and 
the need of evangelism in the church is so 
great, that we felt we should return to it .,^ 
once more. But, the Long Beach church t 
seems to think otherwise. The call was 
given, and we left next morning neither ac- 
cepting nor rejecting. Possibly, while away 
from home, we may more plainly be made to 
hear his positive call one way or the other. 
In the meantime we wish to say that few in 
the brotherhood- know to what extent the 
Long Beach church has sacrificed the time of 
its pastor for the last ten years, that the 
work of the Foreign Missionary Society 
might not be neglected. Moreover, it has set 

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PAGE 15 

the pace in the matter of giving for foreign 
missions from year to year. Dear old 
church, how we love her! If we must give 
■ her up at the Master's call we shall do so 
with some of the feeling that foreign mis- 
sionaries must have when they submissively 
bow to say, "Here am I, Send Mel" In the 
meantime, Brother E. M. Cobb is caring for 
the pastorate; and Brother tercy L. Yett is 
oaring for the interests of the foreign Mis- 
l sionary Society as ' ' Acting Financial Secre- 
1 tary. " Money for foreign missions, if sent 
to me at my old Long Beach address, or if 
sent to Percy L. Yett, 2821 East Seventh 
Street, Long Beach, California, will receive 
proper attention. We fully expect to be back 
in time to assist Brother Yett in caring for 
the returns of the Easter Offering. 

2. Long Beach to New Orleans 

The last "good-byes" were spoken in Los 
Angeles, on the moining of December 31st. 
"We, — wife, children, and myself, — had stayed 
over night at the home of Brother and Sister 
Joseph Shively, — a home that is hospitality 
itself. Our journey lay over the Southern 
Pacific Eoute, known familiarly as ' ' The 
Sunset Eoute." "The Sunset Limited" skirt- 
ed along the northern boundary of the vast 
"Latin America" to which we were going. 
California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, 
Louisiana! — the newest and the oldest lands 
of our great States! — new in development, 
and yet centuries old in history and tradi- 
tion! All this is true of the whole of the 
vast domain known as ' ' Latin America, ' ' 
stretching away from the Eio Grande to the 
Tierra del iPuego. 

Out from the orange, lemon, and walnut 
groves, on past the great vineyards of ' ' San 
Berdo, ' ' — we began climbing the mountains 
that divide the glorious wonderland of Cali- 
fornia from the desolate sandy wastes of this 
same state. Two hundred fifty miles of this 
and then came Yuma, Arizona, holding a 
st.-ategie position at the point where the Col- 
orado Eiver enters old Mexico.. We were as- 
sured on the train that folks who leave old 
' ' terra firma ' ' from Y'uma, bound for a cer- 
tain very undesirable destination, "always 
return to Yuma for their overcoats!" We 
doubted this story however, as we have been 
in Yuma ourselves in the good old summer 
time, and we cannot figure out why any hu- 
man being living in Y''um'a should have pos- 
ssesed an overcoat before leaving for his 
home beyond! Yet, this city has .a popula- 
tion of 7,500 souls. Yuma Valley has 30,000 
acres devoted to cotton growing. A vast 
government irrigation system has brought 
new life to this country, and not only cot- 
ton, but citrus, and other forms of agricul- 
ture are beginning to flourish here. It is the 

- same old story, — not even the threatened 
heat of hell will deter some f'ollcs when the 
' ' Almighty Dollar " is to be made at ' ' the 
business!" If men of this world will endure 
unfavorable climates for the sake of tempor- 
ary gain — dollars, — why should not the peo- 
ple of God be willing to enter unfavorable 
climes for the sake of eternal gain, and im- 
mortal souls? No matter how fevers and 
pestilences rage in these tropical lands of 
Latin America, everywhere you will find the 
white man from the north facing the dangers 
in search of earthly gain. Shall we who seek 
the heavenly treasure (and O, there is so 

''much of it here) be less courageous? 

From Yuma, we passed swiftly on, and at 
Tucson, we heard the whistles blow and the 
church bells "ring out the old, and ring in 
the new!" Over mighty mesas, past gaunt 
;and giant buttes, we flew until we entered 
El Paso, where the Anglo Saxon and the 
Latin stand literally face to face. It is, 
verily, "The Pass," but, O, how slow God's 
children have been to make use of this 
"pass," to carry the light into the dense 
darkness, just beyond, where souls perish 
eternally. We doubt whether we shall see 

any denser pagan night five thousand miles 
farther on, than there is just through that 
' ' Pass. ' ' 

But, our mission was not there. So we 
passed on and on, where vast ranges were 
dotted with cattle and cowboys still ride on 
the rodeo. Then came wells of oil, mines of 
sulphur, cotton fields, canebrakes, lazy old 
bayous, — and — New Orleans, the "Gateway 
to Latin America. ' ' 

(To be continued) 


wish to recommend his work to any and all. 
Yours singing his praises, 
Singing Evangelist. 


A report is due, I believe, from our Httle 
church. The Lord has indeed been giacious 
to us and is blessing us abundantly. 

The thing that we are particularly prais- 
ing him for now is the way he had been pre- 
paring hearts and wills, so that when our 
dear Sister Gribble came to us with five mes- 
sages and made the appeal for missionaries 
to the dark, hard fiela of Africa, seven of 
our members responded and are making pre- 
parations to leave in March for stuay in 
France. With our two missionaries in South 
America this makes over six percent of our 
membership on the foreign fields. This would 
mean considerably over iSOO missionaries on 
the fields from the brotherhood if all sent 
proportionately. Dr. Gribble is after one 
hundred volunteers for Africa. Let's all be 
P-aying for yielded lives, especially among 
the young people of our denomination, so 
that when she comes to the rest of you there 
will be a great yearning to see souls saved 
and a ready response to the call. 

Our church seems alive in every depart- 
ment as our annual business meeting on New 
Year's signified. The Sunday school has had 
a good year with 13(i average attendance. The 
two Christmas programs were well received 
and the spirit of cheerful giving was mani- 
fest; $165.00 in money being sent for mis- 
sion work besides gifts such as comforts, car- 
pets, rugs, clothing, towels and Testaments. 
We are quite proud of our Sunday school or- 
chestra of about a dozen pieces now and alto- 
gether expect to have a better year this year. 

We have three Christian Endeavor societies 
ranging in enrollment from 30 to 55 and in 
ages from 6 to 71. Our Alumni Christian En- 
deavor Society is leading the district in the 
four-square contest. We '11 know where we 
stand in the Los Angeles County list after 
the middle of February. About 125 boxes of 
candy and gifts were taken to the county 
hospital at Christmas time ;and a program 
was arranged for, but owing to washouts we 
were unable to get there to give it. We go 
once a month to the Pomona Valley Hospital 
to sing for the patients. This is much appre- 
ciated both by the patients and the oflicials. 

Our missionary society is alerrto the many 
opportunities to do good. Just now we are 
making Sister Gribble a silk dress and are 
busy doing the sewing for our own party. 

The annual business meeting closed with a 
most blessed communion service in the eve- 
ning. Everyone's heart seemed full and all 
were willing and anxious to testify to the 
Lord's goodness in the past and tell of their 
desire to grow in grace and do more for him 
in the future. 

May he keep us all faithful until he comes. 

Pomona, California. 


To the Brethren Evangelist: 

It has been my great pleasure for the past 
three weeks to work with Eev. Florizel A. 
Pfleiderer at Milford. Indiana, where he is 
the very efficient pastor. Eev. Pfleiderer did 
his own preaching, which was of a very high 
tjrpe. His messages were convincing and the 
spiritual life of the church was greatly built 
up, along with thirteen confessions. I find 
Eev. Pfleiderer an indefatigable worker and 


(Continued from last week) 


Mrs. E. Z. Eeplogle, Johnstown, 

Pa., M 5.00 

Lucy Eipple, Johnstown, Pa., . . . . M 5.00 

John Eeed, Johnstown, Pa., M 5.00 

Edward Smith, Johnstown, Pa,, .M 5.00 

S. A. Snook, Johnstown, Pa., ...M 5.00 

J; K. Bole, Johnstown, Pa., M 5.00 

S. H. Pyock, Johnstown, Pa., M 5.00 

Albert Trent, Johnstown, Pa., . . M 5.00 

James Hunt, Johnstown, Pa., ..M 20.00 

Ch. & S. S., AVashington, D. C, ... 120.00 

Harry Schultz, Washington, D. C, M 5.00 
B. F. Newcomer, Washington, D. 

C, M 5.00 

Mrs. Brown, Washington, D. C, .M 5.00 
H. C. Dooley, Washington, D. C, M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. Wm. H. Hobbs, Wash- 
ington, D. C, M 5.00 

P. N. Brumbaugh, Wash., D. C, . . M 5.00 
Susan L. Cleaver, Washington, D. 

C, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Porte, Washing- 
ton, D. C, M 5.00 

H. E. Dooley, Washington, D. C, M 5.00 

D. W. & Arnold Keplinger, Washing- 
ton, D. C, M 5.00 

Mrs. R. E. Donaldson, Washington, 

D. C, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Cormick, Washington, D. 

C, M 5.00 

T. C. Lyon, Washington, D. C.,..M 10.00 

Margaret Lyon, Washington, D. C. M 10.00 
Mrs. Susan Bezona, Los, Angeles, 

Cal., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. John J. Smith, Pleasant- 

ville, O., 1.00 

Br. Ch., Long Beach, Cal., 225.00 

Etta Ktudebaker, Mulberry Grove, 

111., 2.00 

Br. Ch., Fort Scott, Kan., 6.00 

E. E. Otto & Family, Ft. Scott, 

Kan., M 6.00 

G. W. Mayberry, Ft. Scott, Kan., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Martinsburg, Pa., 23.00 

Mrs. D. M. Klepser, Martinsburg, 

Pa., M 5.00 

D. M. Klepser, Martinsburg, Pa., M 10.00 
J. E. Dilling, Martinsburg, .Pa., M 5.00 
Mrs. F. M. Klepser, Martinsburg, 

Pa., M 5.00 

Ha gey, Puterbaugh, Keyler, Mar- 
tinsburg, Pa., M 7.00 

Mr. & Mrs. D. E. Snyder, Martins- 
burg, Pa., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Sergeantsville, N. J., 2.00 

Maple Grove Ch., Norton, Kan., . . . 1.00 

Ray Temple, Norcatur, Kan., ...M 5.00 

Mrs. J. G. Dodds, Norcatur, Kan., M 5.00 

A Friend, Norcatur, Kan., 5.00 

Br. Ch., Turlock, Cal., 86.50 

Br. Ch., Krypton, Ky., 5.00 

J. L. Gillin, Wash., D. C, M 10.00 

Br. Ch., Oak Hill, W. Va., 13.40 

Br. Ch., Carleton, Neb., 58.55 

Pleasant Valley Ch., Accident, Md., 15.94 

Br. Ch., Hudson, Iowa, 48.20 

Br. Ch., Oakville, Ind., 33.50 

Chas. S. Kern, Oakville, Ind., . . .M 5.00 
Mrs. C. C. Harry, Mt. Summit, 

Ind., M 5.00 

Br. Oh., Masontown, Pa., 100.00 

Do Y^our Best Class, Dayton, O., . . .50 

Br. Ch.; Roann. Ind., 22.73 

J. E. Clingaman, Eoann, Ind., ...M 5.00 

Ha/rvey Potenger, Eoann, Ind., . .M 5.00 

J. T. Blackburn, Anson, Te'xas, . . M 5.00 

E. I. Humberd, Eoann, Ind., M 5.00 

Mrs. E. I. Humberd, Roann, Ind., M 5.00 

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B. E. Goltry, Kuaun, lud., M O.UU 

Mabel ahUunger, Koauu, liid., ..Ai ij.UU 

Br. Oh., Alientown, Pa., ii^.UU 

y. S., Alientown, Pa., o.UU 

James Belles, Alientown, Pa., ...M tJ.UU 

Mrs. James BeUes, Alientown, Pa. M 6.1IU 

W. H. Schalt'er, Alientown, Pa., . . M u.UU 

George Belles, Alientown, Pa., . . . M o.UO 

Peiiowship Ciass, Alientown, Pa., M a.OU 

E. E. Pelinel, Alientown, Pa., ...M 5.UU 

Ueo. yilbermau, Alientown, i'a., M 5.UU 

Mrs. G. Silberman, Alientown, Pa., M o.UU 

A. B. Turner, Bethlehem, Pa., ...M 5.UU 
Mrs. A. B. Turner, Bethlehem, Pa.,M u.UU 
Excelsior Bible Class, Alientown, 

Pa., M 5.U0 

Y. P. S. 0. E., Alientown, Pa., ..M 5.UU 
Bev. & Mrs. C. E. Kolb, Alientown, 

Pa., M 5.UU 

Wm. K. Yoder, Center Valley, Pa., M 5.UU 
Mrs. Wm. K. Yoder, Center Valley, 

Pa., M u.UU 

Br. Ch., Whittier, Cal., 

ElLz. A. Goffman, Eivera, Cal., ..M O.UU 

Prances Coif man, Kivera, Cal., ..M o.UO 

Maryon CofE man, Bivera, Cal., . . M ti.UU 
Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Culp, Whittier, 

Cal., M lO.UO 

Orlyn Culp, Whittier, Cal., M 5.0U 

Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Fleming, Kivera, 

Cal., M o.UU 

Wm. D. Hand, Whittier, Cal., ...M 5.0U 

Gus McKey, Whittier, Cal., M 15.UU 

Amelia McKey, Whittier, Cal., ..M 15.UU 

Lizzie Ogden, Whittier, Cal., ...M o.OU 

Zelpha Ogden, Whittier, Cal., ...M 5.UU 

Gusta Ogden, Whittier, Cal., M 6.0U 

Mrs. M. L. Schlachter, Whittier, 

Cal., M 5.UU 

Mr. & Mrs. A. L. Sterling, Whittier, 

Cal., M 5.UU 

John C. Stevens, Whittier, Cal., .M 5.U0 

True Blue Class, Whittier Cal., ..M 11.96 

Mrs. C. S. Ulery, Whittier, Cal., M 5.00 

C. H. Vaught, Whittier, CaL, M 5.00 

Mrs. C. H. Vaught, Whittier, Cal., M 5.00 

Nelson Waer, Whittier, Gal., . . .M 5.00 

Ella Waer, Whittier, Cal., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. D. Warne, Whittier, 

Oal., M 10.00 

WilUng Workers Class, Whittier, 

Cal., M 8.97 

Campbell Gh., Clarksville, Mich.,.. 105.00 

S. S., Dayton, O., 85.54 

Br. Ch., LaVerne, Gal., 63.00 

C. E., Nappanee, Ind., 35.00 

Gretna Gh., Bellefontaine, 0., 30.00 

Helen Bayer, Bellefontaine, O., ..M 5.00 
Mr. & Mr. A. J. Neer, Bellefon- 
taine, O., M lO.OU 

S. M. M., Bellefontaine, O., M 5.00 

E. P. Miller, BeUefontaine, C, ...M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Salem, O., 25.27 

W. E. Eonk, Salem, O M 5.00 

Wm. P. E. Shank, Salem, 0., ...M 5.00 

Edward Geist, Salem, O., M 5.00 

Alice Wogamon, Salem, O., M 5.00 

Primary Dept., Dayton, O., .63 

Eobt. A. Bissott, Dayton, O., 1.00 

Mrs. May Bissett, Dayton, O., 1.00 

Eva Simmons, Dayton, O., .25 

B. P. Oram & Family, Logansport, 

Ind. 3.00 

A Friend, Dayton, O., 1.00 

Gertrude A. Leedy, Huntington, 

Ind., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., New Lebanon, O., 1.00 

Mrs. W. A. Price, Nappanee, Ind., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Gonemaugh, Pa., 33.76 

Grover Snyder, Gonemaugh, Pa., M 5.00 
Mrs. Myrtle Snyder, Gonemaugh, 

Pa., M 5.00 

Annie M. Eorabaugh, Gonemaugh, 

Pa., M 5.00 

Eev. & Mrs. Geo. Jones, Gonemaugh, 

Pa., M 10.00 

Alpha Girls Class, Gonemaugh, 

Pa., M 5.00 

Daughters of Zion Glass, Gone- 
maugh, Pa., M 5.00 

b. t>., is". Manchester, luU., lUU.liU 

J. J. Vvoue, A. jiiancnester, xna., M. o.W 

J. Vv. iJumer, jN'. Mancneste., ina., iU o.UU 

vv. JJ. Hum-te, IN. Mancncster, ma.,^i o.UU 
K. li. Ebbingnouse, H. MaucneSLcr, 

ind., M o.UU 

Beacon ijight Class, N. jNlancnester, 

ind., M. o.UU 

\ uiunteers Class, IS. iWjaiichester, 

ind., AL Ci.bO 

Loyal (voriiers Ciass, JM. iViaucnestei, 

ind., M llo.UU 

Men a Bible Ciass, N. Mancncstei, 

ind., Ai -1 j.S J 

Tvvuutietn Century Class, JN. Man- 
chester, ina., x\± '^o.UiJ 

Lide C. Murdy, Cameron, VV. Va., . i.UU 

loung Men's uiass, Eoauoke, Va., .. l.-o 

Br. Cn., Camden, O., U.oU 

Vv . M. b., Camaen, O., M o.oU 

Martha Armstrong, Aiwood, ina., . . lU.UU 

Llia GeiUlingei, IN. Canton, v., . . .M o.UU 

iir. Ch., Dayton, \ a., 

Mrs. Ea. Hackett, Hampton, JN'. J.,iVi o.UU 

Br. Ch., Koann, ind., Ui .Ui 

Monroe Jones, Eoauu, ind., M 

Mrs. Monroe Jones, Eoann, ind., M 

Eeua Bush, Eoann, ind., M 

Sarah Tuague, Eoann, ind., M 

Paul Beam, Eoann, ind., M 

Br. Ch., Berlin, Pa,, 112.8:: 

VV. C. Bensnoff, Beriiu, Pa., M o.UO 

Mrs. W. C. Bensholf. Berlin, Pa., M 5.U0 

i'i«d Piatt, Berlin, Pa., M o.UO 

Mrs. Fred Piatt, Berlin, Pa., M o.OU 

W. A. Seibert, Berlin, Pa., M o.UU 

Minnie Dickey, Berlin, Pa., M 5.UU 

Miles Berkley, Berlin, Pa., M o.OU 

Br. Ch., Dayton, O., lU.Uo 

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. Good, Dayton, 

O., M o.OU 

Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Yount, Dayton, 

O., , M o.UU 

Mrs. A. M. Thompson, Portland, 

Ore., M 5.0U 

Mrs. Bonnie Ashton, Dayton, O., ... 3.00 

Marguerite Grumpp, Eaton,lnd., . . . l.OU 

W. Baker & Family, Dayton, O., M 71.25 
S. Cook & Family, Harrisburg, 

Ore., M 5.UU 

Ardmore Ch., S. Bend, Ind., 24.07 

Br. Ch., Fremont, O., 21.66 

Mrs. John Baringer, Fremont, O., M 5.00 
Children's Div., N. Manchester, S. 

S., 11.10 

Br. Ch., Gerro Gordo, 111., 7.25 

Br. Ch. & S. S., Gratis, O., 23.00 

Primary Dept., Gratis, O., M 5.00 

N. G. Kimmel, Gratis, O., M 5.00 

Mrs. Jesse Ulrich, W. Alex, O., . . M 5.00 

Eoy Brumbaugh, Gratis, O., M 5.00 

Br. Gh., Leon, Iowa, 37.27 

Mike Springer, Leon, Iowa, M 

J. F. Garber, Weldon, Iowa, ....M 

John H. Siders, Astoria, 111., 1.00 

Grace Buck, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Golden Eule Bible Glass, Dayton, 

O., M 5.0U 

Br. Ch., Summit Mills, Pa., 83.63 

Bible Class, Kittanning, Pa., . . . . M 10.00 
Willing Workers Glass Kittanning, 

Pa., M 5.00 

Eev. & Mrs. M. A. Witter, Kittan- 
ning, Pa., M 5.00 

Brush Valley, Ch., Pa., 3.00 

Bessie Hooks, Brush Valley, Pa., M 5.00 

Br. Gh., Flora, Ind., 101.00 

E. A. Myers, Flora, Ind., M 5.00 

W. M. S., Flora, Ind., M 5.00 

Olaf Brown, Flora, Ind., M 5.00 

S. M. M., Flora, Ind., M 10.00 

Henry Einehart, Flora, Ind., . . . .M 20.00 

Lee Myers, Flora, Ind., M 5.00 

Clara Clark, Flora, Ind., M 5.00 

Frank Clingenpeel, Flora, Ind., . . M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Mt. Olive, Va., 15.60 

Eva Simmons, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

W. A. Gearhart & Family, Dayton, 

O., M 25.00 

Br. Gh., Louisville, O., 5.90 

VV. M. S., Louisville, O., M 5.0U 

i'. E. Clapper, ivouisvine, O., M. o.UU 

Mrs. i'. E. Clapper, Louisviie, O., M. o.UU 

interest for December, o.Uy 

Grand Total Eeceipts, ipS,UlU.66 

i'oilowing is a classmcation ol Funas to 
which the above amounts have been contrib- 

General Fund, $ti,14U.2- 

Kentucky i'und, l,;iSS.44 

Missionary Educational Fund, . SZ.UU 

rViuncie, ind., Bidg. i'und, by iSfat'l. 

W. M. S., lUU.UU 

Peru, ind. Bidg. iuna, by W. M. B., ZW.m 
Huntington, ind. Bidg. Fund, by 

VV. M. S., 2UU.UU 

Total, $S,U1U.66 

Eespectfuiiy submitted, 

Home Mission Secretary. 

Business Manager's Corner 


it IS too early to tabulate auu publish a 
report oi the olieiing of the brotnernood lor 
Publication Day, but we ieei tnat a iew oi 
the outstanding features oi the aay may be 
mentioned witn propriety. 

We would iirst mention that the Elkhart, 
Indiana, cnurcli deser\es special commenua- 
tiou tor Its promptness. A check tor tiieir 
full quota, one hundrea eignt doiiais 
($iUS.uUJ was mailed on fcjunday evening anu 
reached us the n&xt torenoon. Tiiat is 
' ' going some ' ' and should be a good exam- 
ple ior other more able churches to follow. 

We have received a large number of gifts 
from the isolated members of tne church, who 
in a special manner appreciate the vaiue oi 
the church publications. One brother in the 
west wrote, "I will be eighty -seven years 
old next June. 1 am making my home with 
my children and my income is less than 
THEEE CEiSTS per day, but I want to help 
and am sending irfty cents in stamps." How 
many other brethren will make an equal sae- 
rihcei A young sister, formerly an Ashland 
College student, who is compelled to Hve in 
the high altitude of the west because of her 
health, and who must support herself, sent 
her portion and wrote, ' • 1 wish I could make 
it lUty dollars instead of fifty cents." An 
other sister in San Francisco sent five dol- 
lars, ' ■ To pay for herself and for nine others 
that can not pay." Another young member 
of the church who is far from home and mak- 
ing her own way in the world sent ten dol- 
lars which pays for herself and for nineteen 
others. Surely there are one thousand other 
members in the church who could do that 
much and not make a real sacrifice at aU. 

A brother in Virginia wrote, ' ' The roads 
were almost impassable yesterday and we did 
not get to church, but we observed Publica- 
tion Day at home. There are three in the 
family and I send you five dollars, the 
amount of our offering." 

A fuU report will be made later, but any 
church or any member that has not yet made 
their contribution to this special fund should 
be inspired by these responses to do their 
best, and to do it as soon as possible. 

A number of our churches have renewed 
their HONOE EOLL subscription lists for 
the Evangelist since our last report, but we 
will not take the space to list them at this 
time; but let us add his word — here are at 
least TWO THOUSAND subscriptions that 
should be renewed AT ONCE. If this is 
done it will be of almost incalculable assis- 
tance to the Publishing House at this time. 
You will do it eventually, why not now? 
Director of Pubieations. 




Volume XLIV 

FEBRUARY 8. 1922 

Number 6 


Portion of the beautiful grove of two acres of large maples on the 
farm at Flora, Indiana. The buildings will be erected near this grove 


February 26, 1922 




FEBRUARY 8, 1922 

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The Universal Need — A. B. Cover, 

Limitation of Armament Conference — Editor, 

Editorial Review, 

The Brethren Hoiin — O. E. Bowman, 

The Philosophy of Healing — E. E. Roberts, 

Keeping the Windows Open — Mrs. W^arren Williams, . 

Christian, Think This Over — L. S. Bauman, 

The Confidence that God Is and Reigns — M. J. Snyder, 
The Guidance of the Spirit — Mrs. E. F. Miller, 


The Growth of the Sunday School — H. V, 

White Gift Report— I. D. Slotter, 

The Highway of Holiness — Locke and Mayes, 

The Why of Intermediate Endeavor — Mrs. Cora Stuekman^ . . . 

Junior C. E., the Logical Beginning — Frieda Price, 

Letter from Orville Jobson, 

Excerpts from Gribble Letters, 

News from the Field, 13 

9 Announcements, 


The Universal Need 

Since the day that Jesus told his disciples that he must ' ' needs 
go through Samaria," the demand has not decreased. A study of 
the world in any and all ages, discovers man in unceasing quest, as 
the Greeks at Jerusalem who said, ' ' Sir, we would see Jesus. ' ' This 
request coming from those who had at that age the supreme advan- 
tages of world!}' culture, gives evidence that there is a universal 
need not found in materialism. Evidence of this is prevalent in to- 
day 's quest; in every phase of life men and women are searching 
for a solution to unsolved problems; and they are craving that which 
reaches the spiritual life. Worldliness in its varied phases will not 
answer the inner cry of the soul. It is a day when Jesus the Man 
of Galilee, must be proclaimed the Son of God,; John's gospel em- 
phasizes this truth and we need see anew the Christ in proclamation 
and life. 

As meeting the soul's need, was Jesus sinless? There are two 
great .reasons for belief in our Lord's sinlessness: The testimony of 
the Scripture is that Jesus was without sin. By John the Baptist he 
was pointed out as ' ' The Lamb of God which taketh away the sin 
of the world." The type in the Old Testament required a lamb with- 
out spot or blemish and the antitype stands before even his enemies 
as the one in whom they could find no fault. As we study the record 
we fijid no trace that ever did the Son of Man repent of sin. He 
whose moral demands were the most stringent ever made upon 
humanity, who was himself moi* sensitive than all others to the ex- 
ceeding sinfulness of sin, who produced in his disciples an unprece- 
dented passion for holiness, never himself confessed to a fanlt nor 
led the way in confession or contrition. Such a paradox is not to be 
found elsewhere in history and it can have only one solution — Jesus 
had naught of which to be ashamed, he did always the thing that 
pleased the Father. The> second reason is the testimony of the new 
humanity. Men in all ages have found in Jesus a Savior from sin 
and to that insult his sinlessness has been vital. The common judg- 
ment of the saints throughout the ages has been that he, who was 
tried in all points like as we are, — j^et without sin — has been able to 
succor them that are tempted, and to that ability his being vsdthout 
sin is essential. Christ has been busy producing a new humanity. 
This temple of a new humanity has been bulit upon the foundation 
of a sinless Savior. One blow and that temple would have collapsed. 
So what the world needs today is first of all a sinless Christ. 

What kind of Christ does that give the world? What does sin- 
less mean? It does not mean a passive, easy-going, .do-nothing atti- 
tude. But we find it a very positive life. He refrained from sin, but 
on the other hand, he lived a positive life in a world of sin and hate. 
He went about doing good. He was a warrior upon a campaign, who 
met the enemy at every angle and triumphantly defeated him. "Get 
thee behind me," were the woi-ds of triumph that he uttered to 
Satan when he outlined his campaign of world conquest. To sin is to 
miss the mark; so we realize tUat to be sinless meant accomplishing 
the victory over sin, the world and Satan. That is the Christ that the 
world needs today; it is the Christ that the church needs in order to 
triumph; it is the Christ that individuals need to achieve victory 
over sin and Satan. Christ really took upon himself the same condi- 
tions that handicap us in our roll, and so handicapped, won the race. 
Christ fought our battles and every time he entered into battle he 
came forth victor. His perfection was moral and therefore we are 
able to hail him as Savior, believing that his victory is the earnest 
of the victory of those who follow him. 

The Christ we need is the world 's ■ peer in wisdom. No man 
spoke as this man. ' ' He spoke as one having authority and not as 
the scribes." Such light did he pour into the souls of his hearers 
that they knew good from evil as never before and in refusing him 
they chose darkness rather than light. The modern world with all 
its advance on knowledge and scientific method can make no im- 
provement upon his ethics, but instead is judging itself and all its 
boasted progress by the Seer of Galilee. Someone said, that a great 
philosopher like Herbert Spencer when he had worked out his per- 
fect system of ethics, reached the conclusion that altruism was tem- 
pered by a sane egoism. Jesus the seer of the ages says simply, 
"Love thy neighbor 'as thyself." Thus he was profound always and 
yet simple, embodying a principle of life in his pointed sayings, that 
went to the root of conduct. While a Rabbi he was free from Rab- 
binism, and .drew the children to him as his friends. In his wisdom, 
we find a marvelous ability of mailing the profound simple, and of 
teaching the adult disciple by means of a child in the midst. The 
Chi-ist we need, while the world's peer in tN-isdom, lived as one of the 
common people, showed a perfect trust in God and man and died to 
bring a sinful race to ultimate perfection in himself. He brings to- 
gether all mankind in an undreamt-of sympathy, revealing to each a 

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wisdom of the heart more profound than all intellectual philosophies. 
Those arras of love outstretched upon t^e cross, embrace the extremes 
of mankind. In him who is the true and Living Way, we( find life, 
the supreme need of the soul 

The Gospel portrayal of Jesus shows him adequate to all needs. 
To those who are weary and heavy-laden, burdened with a load of 
care, he said, ' ' Come unto me — and I mil give you rest. ' ' How 
' comforting to those who were burdened with sin, sorrow and world- 
k ly cares that in him there was relief. Then the assurance that to 
f "Him that cometh, I will in no wise cast out," brought the multi- 
tude to his feet, for in him they found a friend indeed. To the 
penitent he said, ' ' Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. ' ' It was the en- 
actment of the prophecy that, ' ' The smoking flats he \7ill not quench, 
the bruised reed he will not break. ' ' How he diagnosed evei-y spir- 
itual ailment! To JSTicodemus who was in need of enlightenment 
concerning the Kingdom, he pointed out regeneration as the essen- 
tial condition of entrance. ' ' Except a man be born of water and 
of the spirit" it is impossible to enter. He saw the need in the 
soul of the learned Israelite and gave the remedy. To the woman 
at the well, he appeared as a weary traveler, begging a drink of 
water; from the natural water, he led the sinful woman to see in him- 
self the forever satisfying water of eternal life. To the woman, 
who was about to be stoned to death, he brought a speedy deliver- 
ance and pardon by an appeal to justice: "He who is without sin 
cast the first stone." How in the parables of the Lost Sheep, the 
Lost Coin, and the Lost Son we see his tender attitude toward a lost 
world and the love of the Heavenly Father extended even to the re- 
bellious prodigal. On the other hand, Jesus was severe where it 
was essential. He drove forth the money changers from the temple; 
to Peter when opposing the plan that led to Calvary, he used ex- 
treme rebuke, "Get thee behind me, Satan," but when the impetuous 
apostle made the great confession, "Thou art the Christ," he pro- 
nounced a blessing upon him. Thus from those lips whence came 
words of endearment and solace, also came the severest words of 
condemnation, blending in perfect harmony, divine love a,nd righteous 
judgment. In him we find a perfect love adequate for all our needs. 
Finally, the world's need centers in a Redeemer. The pathway 
of history is strewn by human wreckage, where sin holds sway. But 
our Creator has made possible redemption in and through the effica 
cious blood of Jesus. Jesus holds his glory not for himself alone 
but for you and me. Of the Holiest One it was said, "This man re 
ceiveth sinners." So in the presence of the world's greatest need, 
we have a personality altogether sufficient. In Jesus dwells the ful 
ness of the Godhead. In him we find life, and eternal blessedness. 
May all God's children in life and conduct exemplify the Christ who 
is the world's supreme need and who is altogether adequate to sup- 
ply our every need. -A- B. COVEE. 

The Limitation of Armament Conference 

Eveiy lover of world peace has been vitally interested in the 
conference of the nations in session in Washington since November 
11 of last yar. Most especially have those Christian people who 
have been preaching a gospel of opposition to war for many years 
been concerned about, and have been supporting with their prayers, 
this effort at the elimination of outstanding causes of war. We have 
great reason, not to bo'ast, but to bo truly grateful, because we now 
see the whole world beginning to swing in line, even though with 
some reluctance and to a greatly limited extent, with the teachings 
of Christ regarding war, which have been a fundamental tenet of the 
Brethren church from its beginning. No one will be deceived into 
thinking that this or any other conference or agreement among 
nations will remove all possibility of war. Only the complete en- 
^ thronement of Christ in the hearts of individuals and in the policies 
of nations could give such coveted assurance. But this conference has 
certainly gone a long step in removing certain prominent causes for 
disagreement and threatening excuses for war. It has brought the 
great nations of the world into a mutual understanding and sympa- 
thy! the like of which has never before been realized. It has re- 
lieved the people to a large extent of the terrible burden of compet- 
itive naval armaments. It has brought the outstanding leaders of the 
nations to agTee that a declaration of war is so serious a matter that, 
at least under certain circumstances, they will not m.alce such a dec- 
laration without due consideration of the advice of the other nations 

that have co-operated with them for the preservation of peace. It 
has developed into a conference of broader scope andj has accom- 
plished more in some respects than its proponents had expected of it 
at the outset, thovigh in some respects it was hindered from pushing 
disarmament to the extent that was hoped for. It has been a nota- 
ble step in the right direction, and Christian people will pray that it 
may prove to be only the first step of a steady tread toward the 
goal of international friendship, co-operation and peace. 


White Gifts still coming in. See Brother Blotter's report on 
Sunday school page. Some schools yet unheard from. Do it now. 

President Jacobs in his "College News" annomices another 
Inter-High School basketball tournament which, last year proved a 
very effective means of advertising the school. 

Brother C. A. Bamc reports the remarkably successful campaign 
recently conducted at Johnstown First church. He is enthusiastic 
about the future of the First church under the leadership of Brother 
Ashman and his splendid corps of workers, and with the fine new 
building project ready to materialize. 

Word comes from Brother M. E. Horner, the correspondent of the 
Goshen church, under date of February 1, that the evangelistic cam- 
paign there had resulted in 45 confessions, with Brother J. Fremont 
Watson as the preacher. I^ater word however has reached us that 
the final results will class this meeting among the unusually success- 

You will be pleased to note that Brother Jobson has arrived in 
Africa. The letter published on Mission page shows a beautiful 
spirit of consecration and anxiety for his task and also of gi-atitude 
to his pastor, Brother A. J. MeClain, for encouragement and counsel 
received. Through the kindness of Brother McClain we are permit- 
ted to share this letter with our readers. 

It is needless to say that the reader will be repaid for going 
thi'ough Brother L. S. Bauman's interesting letter descriptive of im- 
pressions and experiences on his trip to South America. Especially 
informing will be the religious superstition he found to exist in one 
of the Eoman Catholic strongholds of the country. 

Brother E. M. Eiddle of Louisville, Ohio, was recently in Ash- 
land on Christian Endeavor business and called at our office. He 
said his church was sending the Evangelist not only into every 
Brethren home, but into the homes of other church people who are 
worshipping with our people there. ' ' Moreover, ' ' he said, ' ' our peo- 
ple are reading the paper, too, and they like it." Such is greatly 

The Pike church of Pennsylvania is measuring real progress 
under the energetic leadership of Brother Forrest Byers. They re- 
cently remodelled their church, equipping it for more efficient Sun- 
day school work and, upon the re-opening of their house of worship, 
conducted a two weeks' meeting, resulting in the addition of six- 
teen members. Prof. .1. A. Garber was called to assist in the re-open- 
ing services and to give a lecture on "EeUgious Education." 

Some churches are showing a fine loyalty by making a special 
effort to meet the goal in the Publishing House offering. Among 
those recently i-eporting "over the top" was Bryan, Ohio. The 
treasurer of the Conemaugh Sunday school recently sent an offering 
from his school, saying, "You will receive from our church later on. 
You know you can count on Conemaugh when it comes to supporting 
any worthy cause." This sounds fine and we are grateful. 

From Elkhart comes a word of appreciation of the splendid se.- 
mons preached by Brother Bame during the recent campaign there, 
when a goodly number were added to the church. Brother B;yan 
Stoffer, the pastor, has won a large place in the hearts of these peo- 
ple, w'hom he is leading forward to the realization of laiger things 
for the local church, and into larger loyalty to all the general inter- 
ests of the church. This church together with the Canton, Ohio, 
church are two which have gone over the top in the Pubishing House 
offering of fifty cents per member. 



FEBRUARY 8, 1922 

1723 THE BRETHREN 1923 

Dr. Charles A. Bame, Executive Secretary 

The Brethren's Home 

By Orion E. Bowman, Secretary-Treasurer 

Some years ago, through the generosity of one of the 
members of the Brethren church at Miamisburg, Ohio, a 
fund was created for the establishment of a home for the 
aged and infirm members of the Brethren church, as well 
as an orphanage for their children. 

A corporation was created by the Ohio Conference and 
organized under the laws of the State of Ohio to take care 
of this fund. It was allowed to accumulate with small ad- 
ditions thereto during the past ten years or more, until a 
year ago when an active in- 
terest was taken therein 
and plans laid for the ac- 
tual establishment of a 

Brother Henry Rinehart 
and his good wife, of Flora, 
Indiana, were interested in 
doing some noble work for 
the church and so arranged 
their properties so that tlic 
same ivill be given to the 
home at their death. This, 
however, was done on the 
condition that the home 
should be established at 
Flora, Indiana. 

At the National Confer- 
ence last year the matter 
was presented on petition 
of the Board of Triistees of 
the Brethren's Home of 
Ohio asking that it be made 
a co-operating body, thus 
making it a National Home 
instead of a District Home. 
This was unanimouslj- 
granted and later con- 
firmed at the Ohio Confer- 
ence which met in Dayton, 
Ohio m October, 1921. The 
Board then elected a com- 
mittee on Ways and Means 
Avith instructions to secure 

a site somewhere in the vicinity of Flora, Indiana. _Aitei- 
some investigation_tli£y_jn"irclins(Ml an ideal fai'iii of 42 acres 
aliiQ^t'TmmedlafeTy west of llic (•(ii-pmatioii limits of Flora. 
This farm is iio-\v~eTrGreIy"paid forjuid tlie deed in the pos- 
sessitmr-ef the Board, 

TTTc ti'acF is level and yet has good drainage. It has a 
large barn, corn cribs, scale shed, silo and a very beautiful 
grove of maples of about two acres. It is located just a 
short distance from oxir church, which is one of the most 
modern and uiD-to-date churches in the brotherhood. 

Flora is located in the central part of Carroll county, 
Indiana, and is an aggressive, up-to-date little city of 1500 
population, and is called the "Garden Spot" of Indiana. 

On that part of the tract lying near the Delijlii Pike, 
there is a slight elevation where the buildings will be lo- 
cated. It is the purpose of the Board to begin erection of 
at least the administration building in tlie early spring. It 



For Superannuated Ministers 

H. F. E. O'Nicll, New Brighton, Pennsylvania 


A Special Ollering lor 



Orion E. Bowman, 705 American Building 

Dayton, Ohio 

is the purpose also of the Board to locate the Administra- 
tion building and the heating plant in the immediate front 
centei'. Surrounding this central building in a semi-circle 
will be a row of small cottages for the comfort and conven- 
ience of our aged ministers, missionaries, brethren and sis- 
ters who are without a home. These cottages will be uni- 
form in size and plamied so there will be no partiality. 
Each old couple will thus have an opportunity to make their 
home life just what they choose. They may cook their o'sra 

meals if they like or eat at 
a community table, if they 
prefer. Landscaping will 
beautify the grounds 
around the buildings. 

The Board of Trustees 
wish that every member of 
the church could see this 
ideal spot where our aged 
and infirm members, m- 
sted of eking out a miser- 
able existence in poverty, 
can spend their declining 
years amid splendid Chris- 
tian environment. 
Benevolence Day is to be 
observed in our churches 
on February 26th, this 
year, at which time each 
church is asked to take an 
offering for the Superannu- 
ated fund and also for the 
Brethren's Home. While 
this offering will materially 
help, it, in all probability, 
Avill be insufficient for the 
immediate needs. We have 
at the present time about 
$2,000.00 on hand. The Ad- 
ministration building 

which we hope to erect the 

coming spring will cost at 
least $25,000.00. We trust 
there may be brethren and sisters of means who will not 
only help in the Benevolence Day offering but will also give 
us a special offering so that we may have sufficient funds to 
erect at least the administration building during the coming 
year. The following are suggested as means and methods 
of support for this M'orthy cause : 
First. Cash Offerings. 

Second, NOTES. Not every one is situated so that they 
can make their gift in cash, but nevertheless would like to 
be included among the donors and these will be given op- 
portunity to make their gifts by promissory notes for one, 
two and three years. 

Third, ENDOWMENT. The Home, when once estab- 
lished will need an endowment fund, sufficient to insure, at 
least, partial support. While available cash will be very 
necensary, with wliich to erect buildings, yet endowment is 
always helpful and necessary. 

Fourth, LEGACY. Many brethren and sisters have 

FEBRUARY 8, 1922 



wanted to bequeath pai't of their means to such an institu- 
tion and now this is possible. This can now be done by 
making such an item in favor of the Board of Trustees of 
The Brethren's Home in their last will. 

Fifth, ANNUITIES. This is one of the most popular 
methods of giving because of its many-sided benefits. For 
example — m case a brother wants to give a certain sum of 
money to the sui^port of The Home and its work and yet 
would prefer to retain the income during his lifetime, and 
yet not be troubled with the care and responsibility of his 

property, the Board of Trustees will receive such sums and 
enter upon such agreements as will make said' income safe. 
This makes it possible for brethren to support -a good cause 
in any amount that they desire after death and yet realize 
a good income during life. 

All remittances for Benevolence Day should be sent to 
H. F. E. O'Neill, Director of Benevolence, New Brighton, 
Pennsylvania. But, all remittances especially for the Breth- 
ren Home should be sent to Orion E. Bowman, Secretary 
and Treasurer, 705 American Building, Dayton, Ohio. 


The Philosophy of Healing. By e. e. Roberts 

Philosophy is defined as meaning the love of wisdom. 
My purpose is to show the wisdom of Divine Healing, so 
that all may love it and receive it. I will invite your pray- 
erful consideration of two texts that treats it from opposing 

1 Timothy 1:15— "Faithful is the word, and of all ac- 
ceptation worthy that Christ came into the world sinners to 
SAVE" (Gr.). 

1 John 3:8 — "For this purpose the Son of God was 
manifested, that he might DESTROY the work of the 
devil. ' ' 

We wish to consider the two words "Save" and "De- 
stroy," which are directly opposite in their meaning, and 
to discover their meaning to the persons to whom they were 
written. For many of the words have clianged their mean- 
ing, e. g., the word "Let" in the original language meant to 
"hinder;" today its meaning is "to permit," just the re- 

' ' Sozo ' ' the Greek word we have translated as meaning 
"Saved," when spoken meant, "To make or keep sound or 
whole." In the Gospels more than twenty times it refers 
, to the body and body only. A few illustrations follow : 

Matthew 8:25, The disciples in terror cry, "Sozo;" we 

Matthew 14:30, Peter sinking cries, "Lord, sozo me." 

Matthew 27:40, the mob cries, "Sozo thyself." 

Verse 42, "He 'sozo-ed' others, himself he cannot 
Sozo." Verse 49, "Let be and see if Elias will come and 
Sozo him." All these are from one Gospel, and can have 
no other reference than to the physical body. 

Now let us look at the Greek word, "Apoluo," to de- 
stroy, to loose off or away." 

(The Greek word used in 1 John 3:8 is not "apoluo," 
but "luo," though the former is used in the illustrating ref- 
erence that follows in Luke 13:12. Both words signify "to 
loose" and both may have as a secondary meaning, "to de- 
stroy. ' ' Apoluo is the stronger, of course, and literally means 
to loosen up or pull up the tent puis. — Editor.) 

A simple homely illustration — A robber has broken into 
your home. He has sought to silence your cry for help by 
strangling you. But a friend has heard your cry and has- 
tens to your rescue. A well-directed blow lays him on the 
floor and his hold on you has been "Loosed." For the sake 
of brevity we will only consider one illustration ; Luke 13 : 
12, "Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity." We find 
in the sixteenth verse Avho it was that had bound her, 
"Whom Satan hath bound, lo these eighteen years." Can 
that be right? Wi-]j, I have been taught that God brings 
sickness and infirmities on us to show us how much he loved 

Our bodies are Satan's field of operation. In Jude 9 
Satan contends for the body of Moses. Job's body was sub- 
ject to Satan's diseases. Paul (1 Cor. 5:5), "delivers such 
an one to the devil for the destruction of the body that the 

Spirit may be saved." Satan begins his work here and con- 
tinues it after death. 

Christ came to "Loose off" Satan's hold (Matthew 8: 
16, "He cast out the devils and healed all that were sick, 
and more, he sent out his disciples to do the same things 
that he did; matthew 10:8, "The sick healed, lepers 
cleansed, the dead raised, devils cast out. Greek order, Can 
any one show that this commission has been changed or 

Luke 9 :1 tells us, he gave tliem power and authority 
over demons, and to heal the sick. Luke 10 reports the joy 
of the seventy that they had that power, and exercised it. 
Christ healed all that came to him and many that did not 
ask for, or expect it (John 5:6 and others). Can we reason- 
ably come to any other conclusion than that Christ's will is 
to heal all today as he did then? Should there remain a 
single doubt in any mind, let him consider the words of the 
Master — his last v.'ords — after his resurrection, and as he 
was about to leave his disciples. Mark 16:17, 18, " 
signs shall follow those that BELIEVE; . . . hands they 
shall (a command) lay on the sick, and well they shall be" 
(Greek order). Can you possibly think, that his parting 
message was but idle words ■\\ithout any real meanuig? I can 
not so tliink. 

But you say this can. not be true because all are not 
healed that are prayed with and for. My answer is. The 
fault is ours, not God's. Let us note some of the reasons 
why they are not healed. 

First — A lack of absolute faith on the part of those 
praying. James 5:15 tells us that "The prayer of FAITH 
SHALL save the sick." Any one having the least particle 
of doubt is not fit to pray, and should not attempt it. 

Second — A wrong conditon on the part of the sick one. 
(a) Lack of faith, doubting his healing but being disposed 
to experiment with God, as he -would with a new doctor 
Mark 9 :23, "ALL things are possible to him that believeth. ' ' 
God says, "Prove me," Malachi 3:10, but you can not ex- 
periment -i^-itli him. (b) A wrong motive in seeking healing. 
To make more money, have a good time, live in sin. (c) Hold- 
ing malice, refusing to right a fl-rong committed (Matt. 5 : 
23). (d) Neglect to pay the butcher, baker, grocer, o' any 
other honest debt when able, (e) Feeling that God is in debt 
to you, and should do it, because you have been so useful 
to him^God owes us nothing — and that feeling always 
spells failure, as my experience has shown. This is a com- 
mon mistake with Christians. I have seen drunkards and 
harlots by the score fall down, confess their sins, rise saved 
and healed, (1 John 1 :9) while the professor got nothing, 
(f) Communing unworthily; 1 Corinthians 11:29, 30, "For 
this cause many are weak, and sickly, and many sleep." If 
the conditions are met, healing will follow. Of the thirty 
healings recorded, only eight are recorded as having been 
asked for. 

But you urge, "The age of miracles is past; that was 



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for the disciples and their immediate followers. Indeed ! 
Let us see. Mark 18:17, 18, "They that BELIEVE." Be- 
lieve what? The apostle's preaching. That carries it past 
them. The age of miracles ceased only when the faith of 
that church ceased, and now in these last days, God is pour- 
ing out the spirit, as Joel foretold he would, and the "Signs 
follow." Like Peter and John (Acts 4:20), I "can but 
speak the thing I have seen, and felt. In our little band I 
have seen cancers healed, when doctors had pronounced 
them fatal. I have seen all kinds of diseases healed. Blind 
eyes opened, deaf ears unstopped ; only the dead have not 
been restored, only because of our lack of faith. Forty 

years ago I was pronounced dead, by one of four doctors, 
but ■s'^-as healed by the prayer of faith of a dear old mother 
in Israel and have been kept these forty years without them 
(the doctors) and have buried all four. .My own dear wife 
was smitten with paralysis, was blind, and helpless, but was 
healed in less than forty-eight hours. And, praise his holy 
name, she too has been kept ever since, and no doctor has 
ever crossed our door sill. Paul is right, "Jesus Christ the 
same yesterday, today, and forever." He is all the people 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Keeping the Windows Open toward Jerusalem 

By Mrs. Warren Williams 

System is the keynote of success in business, and I be- 
lieve that God looks down in admiratoin upon the man that 
plans his busmess in a careful and systematic mannei'. Then 
if system is so essential in the business Avorld, why is it not 
also essential in the religious life? For are avc not here on 
business for our King? Here we have no permanent abid- 
ing place. It might be truthfully said, that this world is 
only a i^reparatory school, making us ready for the greater 
life beyond. We find in Daniel 6:11, the words, "Now when 
Daniel kneA\' that the wiiting -svas signed, he went to his 
house, and his windoAws being ojjen in liis chamber toward 
Jerusalem he kneeled upon his knees three times a day and 
pi'ayed and gave thanks liefore his God, as he did afore- 
time." By this we learn that Daniel must have had i-egular 
and stated times of prayer. And that each day he gave a 
portion of liis time to worship. Now that Daniel had busi- 
ness cares, just as we have them today, we do not doubt. 
Yet he did not forget to talk awhile with God each day. 
Then again we find in Acts 3:1, "Now Peter and John went 
up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the 
ninth hour. So here again we find that they had system 
aboiit their worship ; they had a stated time for prayer. 

If those good saints could see the world as it stands to- 
day, they would hardly think it could be the same world in 
which they lived and' worshipped. For truly it has made 
wonderful progress. Yet God has not changed ; he is the 
same God that answered their prayers, and he will answer 
our prayers now, if we pray in faith believmg. He is the 
same yesterday, today and forever. He is the same God that 
we read al)out in Acts 9:40. 41, that answered Peter's 
prayer. But Peter put them all forth and kneeled down, 
and prayed, and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, 
ai'ise. And she opened her eyes, and when she saM* Peter, 
she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up 
and \\-hen he had called the saint", and widows, lie presented 
her alive. 

I am sure that Peter laid all liusiness cares and perplex- 
ities aside at this time and was looking in the direction of 
Jerusalem. He had his mind wholly centered upon his Mas- 
ter's goodners and greatness. Oh, that we too might keep 
our windows open toward Jerusalem, praying at the right 
time and in the right manner. Kemembering that he does 
not hear all kinds of prayers, as we will find in James 1 : 
(), 7. "But let him ask in faith, nothing \vavering. For he 
Ihat wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven Avith the wind 
and tossed. — For let not that man think he shall receive any- 
thing of the Lord. Here we are told very plainly how to 
pray, if we would have God answer our prayers. 

Then, too, I think Ave are often found trying to make 
conditions with God. We should never try to change God's 
plans, as they are always for the best. But rather we should 
learn to pray, as the Savior did in the garden of Gethsemane, 
"Not my will but thine be done." In a manner prayer is 
to the religious life what the telephone is to the business 
life. It is a Avonderful factor in business when we get ser- 

vice and get through to our party. So also is prayer the 
mainspring in the religious life, if we give service and get 
through to God. In either case it is real seiwice that counts. 
Then like Daniel of old let us have more system and regu- 
larity to our prayers, keeping the windows open continually 
toward Jerusalem, breathing in the pure fresh air and sun- 
shine of God's love. 

Then, dear Lord, teach us how to pray 

As humbly as did he 
Who kneeled alone in darkness 

There in Getlisemane. 
Gratis, Ohio. 

Christian, Think This Over! 

Now and then a newspaper prints something wortli 
while. Read this from the Los Angeles Examiner and 
and think it over. 

"Shear the sheep? Yes, frequently and close. The pas- 
tors are the shepherds, and it is their business to feed the 
sheep, care for them, and shear them. A shepherd who neg- 
lects to shear the sheep ought to be turned off. He is an 
unfaithful servant of the Great Owner. Pastors need to 
face this question. They must face it, for the time is at 
hand when pastors will be judged according to their works, 
not by their dignity or their pretenses, but their works; 
and one of the works is to shear the sheep. . . If sheep are 
not sheared they drop their wool, or the Devil picks them. 
Alas! for the waste of God's money in the service of the 
world — the flesh and the Devil — and this to the hurt of 
God's people. Sin costs moi-e than religion. Bad habits 
cost more than the most liberal giving to God's cause, if we 
count money, and what is more than money. Robbery of 
God is a horrible and undoing sin. Giving to God has a 
wonderful power to bind the life to him. . . As sure as we 
live, Christian giving is a long step toward right living. One 
more thought, money kept back from God becomes a curse 
to a family, often ruining them, both for time and eternity. 
This is the testimony of Scripture and human experience. 
Giving liberally on the right principle is the best possible 
education and safeguard for the family. And a right prin- 
ciple is the principle of God's ownership of the sheep and 
the wool. Next to redemption, the greatest question in the 
Christian world today is the question of rights and wool. If 
God's sheep were properly sheared they would abound in 
health, and countless missionaries could be sent as torch- 
bearers, to every benighted region of the globe. The tears 
of vadows and orphans could be dried, sick cared for, pas- 
tors supported, home illumined by the Word of God, and the 
world iDelted by the light of truth. This wool question is a 
tremendous issue in the hearts and lives of Christians and 
churches. If we settle God's right to the wool of his sheep 
we settle the world destiny." — From the Weekly Calendar 
of Long Beach Brethren Church. 

FEBRUARY 8, 1922 




The Confidence that God Is and Reigns. By MUes j.snyder 

TEXT : He that cometh unto God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that dili- 
gently seek him. Hebrews 11 :6. 

The mere statement of this subject involves belief in 
the existence of God'. I shall not attempt to prove that God 
is. Through the years gone by greater mmds than mine 
have grappled with that question and dealt with it in the- 
ological tenuis, and often with the result of more mystifica- 
tion than edification. More than one man seems to have 
had a desire like the muiister, -who, after talking for an hour 
on the subject, "The Inscrutable Foreknowledge of God," 
said as ho placed his hand on the head of a pei^plexed look- 
ing boy at the close of the service, "I do so love to preach 
on the deep things of God which nobody can understand." 

Medieval theology attempted to prove the existence of 
God by demonstrations. It advanced its eosmological, its 
theological, and its ontological proofs. It reasoned that 
the world of today was caused by the forces of the world 
of yesterday, and that the forces of the world of yesterday 
by the forces of the universe in the endless time before yes- 
terday, and so on, ad infinitum, until out of sheer weariness 
the mind called a halt and at some arbitrary point set a self- 
origuaating Being, the source of all that is. But a vast lit- 
erature laboriously setting forth an endless array of syllo- 
gisms to prove the existence of God does little more today 
than-gather dust in musty libraries. 

When we turn to the Bilile, where Me would natui'- 
ally expect to find the most convincing arguments to sub- 
.stantiate the existence of God, we find none as such. From 
the beginning to the end the Bible assumes that God is. And 
yet, man has always sought to be as.sured of his presence. 
Job voiced a universal heart-cry when he exclaimed, "Oh 
that I knew where I might find him!" And Thomas was 
speaking not only for himself when he said to Jesus, ' ' Show 
us the Father and it suificeth us." Nor is this unquench- 
able desire in the human heart in vain, for spea]%:ing through 
Jeremiah God says, "Ye .shall seek me and find me, "when 
ye search for me with all your heart." And so the quest of 
God is man's earliest and latest quest, his most fascinating 
and most rewarding search. 

Looking up into the sky the Psalmist said, "The heav- 
ens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth 
his handiwork." The storm moving the waters of the sea 
led the inspired writer to think of God's omnipotence. From 
the loveliness of flowers and landscapes we pass to the 
beauty of the Avorld artist. From observing the penalties 
that attend sin and the rewards that follow obedience -we 
discover sometliing aboiit the moral ethics of the universe. 
Everyivhere we look in the world about us we see order and 
purpose. And intelligent piirpose always and everywhere 
springs from a mind ; and mind is an attribute of a person : 
and this person the world calls God, who has -well been de- 
fined as "The personal Spirit, perfectly good, who, in holy 
love, creates, sustains and orders all." 

But all the uiferences that man can draw from the 
world in which he finds himself, however suggesti-\-e and 
helpful they may be, are not proofs of the existence of God. 
At best they are but the supports of a great initial act of 
faith. And that faith is but the expression of the conscious- 
ness that we are children of the Infinite. Faith is the call- 
ing of the eternal in man for God. Only by faith can man 
acquire God. It is the living link between the human and 
the divhie; it is an act of the soul reaching out and appro- 
priating the invisible and the spiritual; it is the golden 
bridge that spans the grave and reaches from earth to 
heaven. And faith is not the result of reason, it is not the 
conclusion of an argument, but it is a divine gift through 

Jesus Christ by which man comes to a gro-wing knowledge 
of God and the humaia spirit has fellowship -svith him. 

Therefore, the confidence that God is is born of faith. 
And faith is not a strange and far-away thing ^\diich can 
only be explained by a revelation. It is a principle of com- 
mon life which we exercise every day. It is a confidence in 
that whicli is invisible. All our moral, .social and industrial 
relations depend upon it. Take away confidence in the in- 
visible, and the whole fal)ric of human relationship decays 
and falls in rum. And if we can exercise faith in a natural 
thing, surely we can do likewise in the realm of the super- 
natural. Reason does not have to alxlicate its throne in or- 
der that faith may be exercised. 

Jesus was the great advocate of a life of faith and ever 
sought to aAvaken and develop it in liis disciples. Whenever 
he found it he was delighted. To one who was faithful he 
said in glad astonishment, "0 woman, great is thy faith!" 
And to another he joyously exclaimed, "I have not seen so 
great faith, no, not m Israel." He conditioned salvation 
and eternal blessedness solely upon faith. He ma'de the 
prayer of faith the conquering appeal, and the battle of 
faith the supreme victory, and assured his followers that, 
"All thuigs are possible to him that believeth." 

A strong faith in God leads us to believe in his reign m 
all the affairs of the world. His throne is in the heavens, 
and the heavens depend not upon the earth. He does not 
receive Avisdom and power from another, and therefore is 
not subject to any other for the rule of his righteous gov- 
ernment. His actions are not regulated by any law outside 
of himself, but by the law of his own inlierent nature. His 
reign is of perpetual dui-ation because he is eternal. This 
confidence wJiich we have through faith in him gives quiet- 
ness m the midst of trouble, and makes not for despair but 
for the peace that passeth all understanding. It lifts man 
out of the transcient and gives him anchorage in the eter- 
nal. It makes him .'^ay with one of the trustful poets : 

"It fortifies my soul to know 

That though I perish. Truth is so : 
Tliat howsoe'er I stray or range, 
What 'e'er I do, Thou dost not change ; 

I steadier step when I recall 

That if I slip thou dost not fall." 

The thought then here is this, tliat the confidence that 
God is and reigns does not rest upon abstract reasoning and 
speculation, more or less bewildering, but upon an animat- 
ing faitli which looks beyond the narrow rim of sense and 
apprehends the eternal. This faitli is made strong in those 
who believe by the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit who 
came into the world in the fullness of power when the 
risen Christ ascended into heavenly glory. And thus through 
obedience to tlie things of God we come to exercise a fac- 
idty of spiritual vi.sion and discernment which discovers 
what the natural eye can never see, and through which is 
Avrought a quiet strength of assurance that imparts to the 
life that now is its choicest values and to that which is to 
come a radiant hope. For faith in God, 

"Points to some land of endless, endless truth. 

Of light and life. 
Where souls, renewed in immortal youth, 

Shall know the Infinite." 

Naturally, this question arises: What is the effect in 
human life of such a faith — what is the practical result of 



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this confidence that God is and reigns? When we look into 
the lives of the gi-eat and good who have gone before, we 
can easily trace the hidings of their greatness back to their 
certainty of God's sovereignty. In their human weakness 
they were made strong by faith. Following an unseen lead- 
er they went from victory to victory. Faith in God takes 
our lives out of our weak, uncertain control and puts them 
in his hands. It makes them not an isolated thing of chance 
but a part of his great plan. It holds us fast to his pure 
and loving mil and fills us with his life. It imparts the 
firm conviction that beyond the iincertainties of an unknown 
future there is the certain and the imperishable — "an inher- 
itance incorruptible and undefiled that fadeth not away," 
for "eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered 
into the heart of man, the things which God liath prepared 
for them that love him." 

And besides, it is the confidence that God is and reigns 
that lends culture to the intellect and gives reality to all 
knowledge and ■wasdom. The greatness of man is the great- 
ness of God in him. Art borrows its beauty from eternal 
loveliness. Scholarship is attained by rightly thinking God's 
thoughts after Mm. Science puts into systematic form the 
laws and truths which God established from the beginning. 
The most saintly Christian characters are but the realiza- 
tion in human life of the righteousness of God. 

Furthermore, the sources of heroic endeavor and high 
achievement are in the certainty that God is and that he is 
a rewarder of them that obey him. It is folly to say that 
it make's no difiierence what a man believes ; it makes all the 
difference in the world. Doubt Ls a frost that blights the 
flowers of genius; unbelief severs the roots of greatness 
and withers new growth ; atheism belittles man and saps the 
secret springs of life. Doubt hardens the heart, but faith 
makes it warm toward God; doubt blinds the eyes to invis- 
ible things, but faith sees the guiduig lights that flame on 
the everlasting hills. Along the way of man's earthly pil- 
griraage there come hardships, disappointments, sorrows, 
besetments of evil and almost insuperable obstacles, and we 
wonder how we can bear up, but Paul has the answer. He 
said, "I know whom I have believed," and his confldence 
in God made him great. Call the roll of heroism from Job 
to Stephen, and from Paul to Livingstone, and those who 
have endured most and achieved the greatest life make an- 
swer, "None of these things move me; nothing in life and 
nothing in death shall be able to separate me from the love 
of God whose all-sufficient grace is available through 
faith. ' ' 

And again, it is the confidence that God is and reigns 
that makes nations great. The shores of time are stre-\\ai 
with the wrecks of nations that have never known or that 
have lost faith in God, whereas cities and states have been 
Ijuilt up as their faith in God found expression in conduct 
and life. If you were to go back to England's begmnings 
you would find that her laws were brought to Dover on the 
little ship that carried there St. Augustine and a band of 
missionaries with a revelation of God as maker of heaven 
and earth. And the greatness of our own nation can easily 
be traced back to the coming to our shores of the Pilgrim 
forefathers, with God enthroned in their lives and a con- 
sciousness of his invisible presence for protection and the 
belief that he insi^ired them to lay here the foundations of a 
new civilization. So in the fullest sense of the word, 
"Blessed is that individual, that city, that people, that na- 
tion whose God is the Lord." 

"He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and 
that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." In 
this connection there is one thought that should not be over- 
looked. While man from the inner promptings of his soul 
has ahvays sought to know God, in the true revelation of 
the Father which Jesus came to give that order of tilings is 
changed. In the fuller light of Christ's revelation we see 
that the great thing is not that mani must send his soul on 
endless journeys to find God but that God has come into 
humanity to find him. This is the unique message of the 

blessed Gospel of grace. The fact of Christ's coming is the 
emblazoning of this truth for the ages. His coming is a 
glorious incarnation — God coming into the world to seek 
and save man. The most beautiful parables of Je.sus are of 
shepherds seeking lost sheep, God seeking his children. Jesus 
assured his disciples that they have not chosen him but that 
he has chosen them. And the message the disciples preached 
after the a.scension of Christ was the message of the pursu- 
ing love of God. It is not man knocking at the door of 
hfeavenj, but, "Lo, I stand at the door and knock." It is as 
John says, "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that 
he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our 
sins." This is the supreme message of Christianity to the 
world': God through Jesus Christ seeking man, -vviiuiing him, 
restoring him, and giving him a blessed place in heaven's 
unending glory. 

This then is our confidence that God is and reigns. These 
are the certainties of God in Christ that flood our souls with 
joy and inspire immortal hope and illumine the darkness of 
death with the light of faith and love. With this confidence 
in us we can say with the poet : 

"I dimly guess from blessings known 

Of greater out of sight. 
And with the chastened Psalmist own 

His judgments all are right. 
"I know, not what the future hath. 

Of marvel or surprise. 
Assured alone that life and death 

His mercy underlies. 
"And so beside the Silent Sea 

I wait the muffled oar; 
No harm from him can come to me 

On ocean or on shore. 
"I know not where his islands lift 

Their fronded palms in air; 
I only know I cannot drift 

Beyond his love and care." 

Milledgeville, Illinois. 


The Guidance of the Spirit 

By Mrs. E. F. Miller 


I will pray the Father and he shall give you another 
Comforter, that he may abide with you forever (John 14: 
16). But the Comforter even the Holy Spirit, whom the 
Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, 
and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you 
(John 14:26). Even the Spirit of Truth whom the world 
cannot receive, because it seeth him not neither knoweth 
him, but ye Imow him, for he dwelleth ■^^•ith you and shall 
be in you (John 14:17). But when the Comforter is come, 
whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit 
of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father he shall testify 
of me (John 15 :26). How be it when he the Spirit of Truth 
is come, he will guide you into all truth. For he shall not 
speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he 
speak and he will show you things to come (John 16:13). 
That upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham 
in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the 
Spirit through Faith (Gal. 3:14). If ye then, being evil, 
kno^^' how to give good gifts unto your children, how much 
more shall your, heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to 
them that ask him (Luke 11:13). It is the Spirit that giv- 
eth life; the fiesh profiteth notliiiig. The words that I have 
spoken unto you are spirit and are life (John 6:63). And 

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hope putteth not to shame. Because the love of God has been 
shed abroad iu our hearts through the Holy Spirit which 
was given unto lis (Romans 5:5). And in like manner the 
Spirit also helpeth our mfirmities. For we know not how to 
pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself maketh intercession 
for us with groanings that cannot be uttered (Romans 8: 
26). And it is the Spirit that beareth witness because the 
Spirit is the truth (1 John 5 :7). And the Spirit of Jehovah 
shall rest upon. him. The spirit of wisdom and understand- 
ing, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge 
and of the fear of Jehovah (Isaiah 11 :2). For God gave us 
not a spirit of fearfulness, but of power and love and dis- 
cipline (2 Tim. 1 :7). 


I will pray the Father. What a wonderful privilege to 
go to our heavenly Father and ask for the things Ave need. 
What great love he has for us that he will give us a Coni- 
foi'ter, even the Holy Spirit, to comfort us in times of trial 
and sorrow and to guide us in paths of truth and right and 
the promise that he will abide M'ith us forevei-. 

The Comforter will teach us all tilings. With the Spirit 
as our teacher and leader our lives will be a blessing to 
those about us, for we shall realize the very same life flow- 
ing in us as in our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Only those who trust and serve God may have the Holy 
Spirit dA\-elling within them. It is impossible for the Avorld 
to receive him, for "they that are in the flesh cannot please 

In seeking a guide we look for one we can trust, one 
that is faithful to his task. Just a few months ago, it was 
our privilege to take a trij) through the "Feather River 
Canyon" in northern California. We realized the great im- 
portance of having a guide that understood the way. Just 
so it is in our journey through life. We need a safe guide 
to lead us over the rough and dangerous places. The Holy 
Spirit Avill fill us that we may be able to walk the simple 
pathway of service. 

"Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide, 
Ever near the Christian 's side ; 
Ever present truest Friend, 
Ever near thine aid to lend." 

God's will of life in Christ for us is abundant. Not 
weakness, but power. As the heavens pour out their show- 
ers of refreshing, so it is God's will to pour out the fullness 
of his Spirit upon us. Upon our Lord Jesus God poured 
out the Spirit without measure. But of his fullness we may 
all receive. Let us pray that the Spirit may direct our 
thoughts and minds that we may never lose sight of our 
guide. How thankful we should be for the precious prom- 
ises of God. If we are true and faithful we may have the 
guidance of the Holy Spirit and through him we may have 
strength' to go forth winning souls for his Kingdom. 
And while to thee our hearts we raise,orrowsksdf,ufczoH8 

"Oh for that flame of living fire. 
Which shone so bright in saints of old, 
Which bade their souls to heaven aspire. 
Calm in distress, in danger bold." 

"Remember Lord, the ancient days; 
Renew thy work, thy grace restore, 
And while to thee our hearts we raise. 
On us tliy Holy Spirit pour." 


Dear heavenly Father, with grateful hearts we come to 
thee, thankmg thee for the many blessings thou art bestow- 
ing upon us. We thank thee for the wonderful- gift of the 
Holy Spirit, our Comforter and Guide. Grant, dear Father, 
that we may never lose sight of our Guide, but that we may 
be willing to be led by thy Spirit. Use us in a way that is 
most pleasing to thee and when our Avork is finished, save us 
in heaven, we ask in Jesus' name. Amen. 

Bellefontaine, Ohio. 




Ashland, Ohio 

Some Things that Contribute to the Growth of a Sunday School. 

By Dr. Henry V. WaU 

It is not my purpose to enter into a lengthy discussion 
of all the things that contribute to the growth of a Sunday 
school, but to just enumerate a fe^v of the most helpful 
things that I have observed in my OAvn work as a Sunday 
school superintendent. 

Opening Exercise 

Our school begins at nine-thirty A. M. and closes at ten- 
fifty A. M., each Sunday morning. We ALWAYS BEGIN 
on time, and CLOSE on time. 

Thirty minutes is given to the opening exercise. We 
try not to have any two of the exercises exactly the same. 
We have succeeded in this so Avell that many times we have 
been asked by some of the scholars, "What are you going to 
have next Sunday?" I always reply to this question, 
"Come and see." 

We do not return for a closing exercise as many schools 
do, but adjourn all the classes ten minutes before the regu- 
lar church service. This gives the teachers fifty minutes 
with their classes, during which tiKe they all teach the 

The Teacher 

Of course to teach the AVord one must know it. If one 
does not knoAv the Word he can never teach in a school in 
which I am superintendent. 

One of the things that has contributed largely to the 
growth of our school is our splendid corps of teachers who 
knoAV the Word, and avIio teach it. No school can succeed 
AAathout efficient, consecrated teachers who know the Word. 
Our school is Avonderfully blessed in this respect. 

No teacher ever fails to teach A lesson. He may not 
teach THE lesson he intends teaching, but he nevertheless 
teaches A lesson." I wish that this might be indelibly im- 
pressed upon the hearts of all Sunday school teachers. 

Teachers, do you realize that the few minutes Avhich 
your scholars spend in your presence each Sunday may be 
the only time during the Avhole week that some of your 
scholai's spend in a pure Christian atmosphere, where they 
may obtain a glimpse of the Christ who died for them? 

All Sunday school teaching is pi-imarily for instruction 
in God's Word, but ultimately it is for the salvation of lost 
souls. Don't lose sight of the fact that the Sunday school 
is a life savuig station. The teacher's example is all impor- 
tant. We teach more through the lives Ave live rather than 
by AAdiat Ave say or do. The teacher must BE Avhat he seeks 
to have his scholars become. The teacher Avho Avill carry his 
scholars and his lesson in his "mind and upon his heart dur- 
ing all the Aveek, Avill soon discover the supreme joy of Sun- 
day school teaching. 

PAGE 10 


FEBRUARY 8, 1922 

A Successful School 

Please remember this, that the successful Sunday school 
is not necessarily the one that has the largest attendance 
and does everything in a big way. I can say this advisedly 
because our own school is one of the large schools in our de- 
nomination. Yet its success is not due to its large attend- 
ance, but is due to its soul saving activities. We are near- 
hig the five hundred mark in attendance, and expect to go 
beyond this mark before the year closes. 

The really successful Sunday school is one that believes 
and teaches all the fundamentals of God's Word, and is 
continually winning souls for Christ. 

Installation Service 

At the beginning of tlie Sunday school year we have a 
special installation service during the opening exercise for 
all the officers and teachers of the school. We have about 
a ten minute talk by the pastor in which the duties of the 
officers and teachers are strongly emiDliasized, and then tlie 
officers and teachers are asked to publicly express their be- 
lief ui the Statement of Faith as passed by the National 
Ministerial Association as the Message of the Brethren Min- 

A Soul Saving- Station 

Brother Superintendent, if your school is not a real soul 
saving station you had better stop long enough to look over 
the machinery of your organization, and make some needed 

As superintendent I should feel very badly if at least 
five percent of the total attendance of my school Avere not 
lead to accept Christ duiing the year, and I suggest that we 
should strive to make it ten percent or more. Nothing puts 
life into a Sunday school like the salvation of souls. 

I have found that it pays to occasionally use a part of 
the opening exercise in extending the invitation to the un- 
saved to accept Christ. Why leave all this work to be done 
at some special evangelistic campaign? Why not gather 
the fruits of your labors regularly? If your school is sow- 
ing good seed why not expect the harvest in due season? 
Personally, I could not remain as superintendent of a school 
if a whole year should pass by without some souls being 
lead to Christ. If such a thing should happen I would feel 
that I was a failure as superintendent. 

The greatest opportunity we have as a church for in- 
creasing our membersliip is through the Sunday school. If 
you are neglecting your Sunday school you are making a 
serious mistake. Your Sunday school is worthy, and de- 
mands the A'ery best talent your church can give it. 

If there is a church in our denomination that does not 
have a Sunday school I urge it to get busy and start a 
school, even if it only has ten scholai's, as will be "good for 
what ails you" as a church. 


It would not be i^roper to close this article without say- 
ing something about prayer in relation to the Smiday school. 

If the Sunday school Avorkei' Avould be at his best, he 
must be a person who believes in the efficacy and power of 
prayer, and he must live the prayer life. 

Prayer is the only channel through which tlie power 
and grace of God can flow, and A\'liieh will truly help pre- 
pare for the highest form of service. In one of S. D. Gor- 
don's books, he rays, "Prayer is power. The time of pray- 
er is the time of power. The place of prayer is the place of 
power. Prayer is tightening the connections with the Di- 
vine dynamo, so that the power may flow freely without loss 
or interruption." 

No Sunday i-chool Avorker can ever expect to have a 
deep spiritual life and power -with God iniless lie lielieves 
in prayer and ]iracticcs the jn-ayer life. 

Prayer is the most potential thing in the world. 

It is not that prayer is anything, but that God is every- 
thing. For prayer lays hold on God, or more accurately 
speaking, permits God to laj^ hold on man, so that it brmgs 

God into our lives as the INFINITE ONE. The man who 

prays most is the most potential man in the world. 

There is no emergency, no difficulty, no necessity, or 
no temjitation that will not yield to prayer if it is proj^erly, 
persistently, and earnestly engaged in. Habitual prayer 
produces "God-like mindedness, " it cultures the heart, it 
strengthens the weak places in one's life, it quiets the 
nerves, it transforms character, it clarifies vision, it changes 
things, and it is a mighty factor for right living. 

Since all we have mentioned about pi'ayer is absolutely 
true, yet we have barely touched on the subject, so is it any 
wonder that all the officers and teachers of the Sunday 
school should be men and women of prayer? 

Pi'ayer is the only successful method the officers have 
in loroperly directing the affairs of the school, and the only 
successful method the teachers have in reaching the hearts 
and lives of their pupils. How can a Sunday school teacher 
properly j^repare a Sunday school lesson without prayer? 
The teacher must necessarily prepare himself to teach, and 
Ijrayer will give the best personal preparation. 

Of the many things which contriljute to the growth of 
the Sunday school, I believe that PRAYER IS THE MOST 
IMPORTANT of them all. I do not make this statement 
hastily or without due consideration being given to tlie 
study of God's Word. 

I have known many teachers who had splendid know- 
ledge of the Word, and yet they failed in making a success 
of teaching. But in my experience, which covers a period 
of thirty-four years, I have never known of a teacher mak- 
ing a failure of his work, if he Avas a man of much prayer. 
Possibly somebody Avill say, "One can not be a successful 
Sunday school teacher unless he has studied pedagogy. I 
appreciate what this might mean to many teachers, but I 
happen to knoAv many "old, saintly" Sunday school teach- 
ers Avho Avere a success in teaching, and yet they neA^er 
heard of the Avord "pedagogy." It did not belong to their 
vocabulary. They did not acquire the science of teaching 
the Bible from some college course, but they did have the 
Bible, and plenty of time to study it. They also spent much 
time on their knees in conununion Avith God, and I am sure 
God met the need in their teaching, as Avell as all their other 
needs (Phil. 4:19). They simply taught the Word, and God 
ahvays lienors his Word. 

In conclusion, I contend that the thing Avhich contrib- 
utes most to the groAvth of a Sunday school is prayer. Also, 
liy teaching God's Word faithfully the teacher plants seeds 
in the Ha'Cs of his scholars Avhich is bound to shoAv forth 
fruit in due season, and as a result numy ;onls A\-ill ho 
bi-ought into the saving relationship of our Lord Je.sus 

Lonn- Beach, California. 

1 to 


White Gift Offerings 


32 (total previously reported) $3,023.41 

Compton Ave. church, Los Angeles, Cal. (ad- 
ditional ) \ 4.00 

(Making a total of $29.00). 

Spokane, Washington, 12.60 

Mr;;. Edna Copp, Strasburg, Virginia 10.00 

Washington, D. C, 40.00 

McKee, Pennsylvania 14.00 

St. James church, Lydia, Marj'land 9.00 

D. J. MUler, Ashland, Ohio, . ." .50 

Muncie, Indiana 11,14 

Gratis, Ohio, 32.53 

Sidney, Indiana 18 29 

South Bend, Indiana 26.50 

Tiosa, Indiana, 11.90 

Grand total, February 4, 1922 $3,212 97 

IRA D. SLOTTER, Treasurer. 
44 West Tliird Street, Ashland, Ohio. 

FEBRUARY 8, 1922 


PAGE 11 

J. A. Garber 


Our Young People at Work 

Melvin Stuckey 


The Highway of Holiness 

Mr. Christian Endeavorer : 

Are you treading along the Highway of Holiness? This 
is the question Avliich every Christian Endeavorer should ask 
himself. Every person is a trav.eler on some road, whether 
it be the road to success, happiness, and service ; or the road 
to indifference, and forgetfulness of the Christian duties 
•H'hicl: means a misei'able faihire in advancing the cause of 
Christ's Kingdom in the world. Isaiah says in speaking of 
the establishment of Christ's Kingdom, (Isa. 35:8), "And a 
highway of holiness shall be there and a way, and it shall be 
called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over 
it ; but it shall be for the redeemed, the wayfaring man, yea 
fools shall not err therein. ' ' 

Christian Endeavorers, do you think the above men- 
tioned' highway affords a desirable environment? Do you 
think you would like to be among those travelers, among the 
redeemed, among those who cannot err? Surely the answer 
would be, "Yes." Let us start on this road. Before we go, 
let us read Hebrews 12:1. "Wherefore let us also, seeing we 
are compassed about with so great a crowd of witnesses. 
LAY ASIDE EVERY AVEIGHT, and the sin which doth so 
easily beset us, and run with patience the race that is set 
before us." The most excellent feature about this race is 
that all may obtain the prize. Let us enumerate some of 
these weights. xVmong their number we find the vulgar pool- 
room where so many young men thoughtlessly waste their 
valuable time and form the habit of indifference toward the 
better things of life. This atmosphere is, without doubt, in- 
consistent with the conditions which should be found on the 
High^vay of Holiness. Another situation -with which we 
come in contact, that may be consid'ei'ed, is the movie theater 
in which pictures are shown that are degrading to say the 
least. Who desires Patty Arbuckle as a teacher of morals? 
Another weight to be considered is the dance hall. We are 
sure that no person -whether Christian or not, church member 
or not, can take an active part in such social activities with- 
out retarding his spiritual advancement. Many other weights 
might be mentioned such as Sunday baseball, cigarettes, to- 
bacco in all forms and the like, should space permit. It is 
not ours to say what shall or shall not bar you from enter- 
ing the PROMISED LAND, but you will agree that there are 
many weights. Let us lay them aside and get on the track 
today. LOCKE AND MAYES, A. C. 

The Why of Intermediate Endeavor 

By Mrs. Cora Stuckman, National Superintendent 

There comes a time in every boys' and girls' life when 
thej^ do not seem to fit in anywhei-e. Many of the things 
that interested them as children appear now too juvenile, in 
the presence of their elders. They become self-conscious and 
a sense of fear and awkwardness seizes them. They beoin 
±0 drop out of active work, not because of any indifference to 
or lack of desire, but because of no opportunity for expres- 

This period is fraught with great changes physically, 
mentally, socially and religiously. It is also a period of ex- 
pression, a time for self-assertion. The Sunday school has 
reckoned ^^^tl^ this period and has provided means whereby 
this particular age may be met on the impression side, and 
has in the last few years been trying through the organized 
class to provide methods for the expression side, but we feel 
that there is no organization of the church that meets this 
need so fuUy as does Intermediate Endeavor. C. E. stands 

for a pledged and devoted life of service for Christ and the 
church. Intermediate Endeavor, through its various offi- 
cers, leaders, committees, etc., presents an avenue, through 
which the youth may assert themselves, and be developed in 
every phase of their lives, away from the critical gaze of 
their suj^eriors, in an environment common to each other. 

From exiDerience we have been permitted to sec just 
such development, where Intermediates have been witli- 
draA\'n from the Y. P. S. C. E. and properly organizd into 
I. C. E. We have seen the fear and awkwardness disappear 
and plans worked out that under former conditions would 
never have been possible. No greater joy can come to the 
life of an adult than to see these young lives develop through 
wise leadership. As National Superintendent of I. C. E., I 
would appreciate a report from all churches having Intenne- 
diate societies. We are ready also to give methods and 
plans for organization to any who should desire the same. 
Our goal should be an active I. C. E. in every church. Let 
us pray that this may be soon realized as the future work of 
the Kingdom depends on such as these. We cannot afford to 
lose them. 

Nappanee, Indiana. 

Junior Christian Endeavor, The Logi- 
cal place to Begin 

By Freida E. Price, Junior Superintendent 

Junior Christian Endeavor is the logical place to begin 
to save and to train children — to save them through Jesus' 
Christ and then train them for greater efficiency in his 

Out of the Junior Christian Endeavor can come a splen- 
did group or band of leaders, if any one so desires. You 
can make out of boys and girls just anything you M-ant — 
if you want to hard enough. This is not true of grownups. 
Why put in time and try to reform adults when we could so 
easily be forming? It is said the church on an average ex- 
pends 90 percent of its effort on adults ■with a 10 percent 
result and that from 10 percent effort on the children and 
teen age people a 90 percent result is obtained. 

We will agree that the best all-round faithful church 
members are those from church families who have gro^\-n up 
in the church and have not been reclaimed after years of 
sin. Why then should we allow the boys and girls to slip 
through our fingers when by a little effort on our jiart we 
could lead and keep them working with and foi' them. 

Ai'e we slackers — that so many seem indifferent to the 
needs of the children? I'm sure this is not the case. It is 
that Ave haven't had the vision and we have been Ijlind to 
the possibilites that are wrapped up in the boys and girls. 

When' these children will have reached the Senior so- 
ciety think what it would mean to the work of that society 
and the chirrch to have such a baird of capable and trained 
leaders ! 

Let us then look about and see to it that we begin at the 
begimimg to train the children in the way they should go, 
then when they are grown up they -will not depart from it. 

Nappanee, Indiana. 


Though Christ a thousand times 
In Bethlehem be born ; 
If he be not born in thee 
Thou art wretched and forlorn. 

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FEBRUARY 8, 1922 

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On board Paquebot "Asie" off the 
Ivory Ccast of Africa. 

November 14tli, 19:21. 
Dear Brother McGlain: 

Two nionths have elapsed since I sailed 
from New York and I have not yet landed 
on the shores of the Dark Continent at the 
mouth of the Congo River. For sixteen days 
I have been confined to this boat and will 
have at least ten more. We are running two 
days late according to the schedute. Time 
seems to lag. The days are uncomfortably 
long. Needless to say I wish the journey 
was completed. Yet I do not allow my hu- 
man desires to overshadow the fact that his 
ways are not my ways, and I have come to 
realize that his ways are best. I have seen 
the time I did not think so. 

"The Man Who Did the Eight Thing," by 
Johnston occupied several days of my time. A 
very interesting novel on Uganda iu the 
eighties. For the second time I have enjoyed 
the contents of Patton 's ' ' Lure of Africa. ' ' 
Yesterday and today I have been busily en- 
gaged with the proceedings of the Conference 
of Mission Boards on Africa, held in New 
York. The articles by Kumm and Patton as 
well as others on Missionary Qualifications, 
and Health Requirements have been exceed- 
ingly helpful. I found a very striking state- 
ment by J. H. Franklin, Foreign Secretary, 
American Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, 
in his paper on ' ' Co-operation on the Congo, ' ' 
it may be of use to you. "The difficulties of 
practical co-operation in the Congo may be 
stated as distance, disease and dialects." ... 

I have seen a little of what I may expect 
when I arrive at Bozoum. The ship has made 
three stops since we left Bordeaux. I ejcpcct 
to get this letter off at the next stop. Dakar 
in the French Colony of Senegal reached 
nine days after our departure from France. 
Quite different were the sights from those we 
had left behind. I cannot describe all I saw, 

the tropical trees, .the multitude of black 
faces, and what we saw around the town, so 
I will take one scene and tell briefly about 
it. As the "Asie" moved slowly to the 
crude looking dock at Dakar we were met by 
native boys about fifteen years old swimming 
to the boat. They were begging French pen- 
nies or "sous." The passengers would throw 
these coins from the decks into the water, and 
down would go the boy nearest to it, only to 
come up in a few seconds smiling with the 
coin in his hand which he lost no time putting 
in his mouth and shouted back the word, 
"encore" (more). This was very significant 
to me and I thought of the natives further 
inland who were just as anxious to hear the 
gospel as these boys were to dive for the pen- 
nies, and while I did not have many pennies 
for the boys, I have a message, and food, from 
an unending source for the native who is 
willing to dive for it. 

On the first paragraph of this letter I 
want to tell you that the date of the letter 
should have Ijeen November 13th, which 
would have been SundaJ^ One almost for- 
gets dates on such trips as these. . 

In the last paragraph of the first sheet I 
told you we had made three stops and that 
I hoped to get the letter off on the fourth, 
but the fourth stop has passed forever. I 
guess the best way is to say that I will get 
it off when it is completed. Conakry was 
our second stop as j'ou will see from the 
schedule I sent you. The "ASIE" anchored 
off the coast and little motor boats communi- 
cated with the shore. Tabou was reached on 
Sunday. Here no motor boats were in the 
water, natives rowed the boats to the 
"Asie." When I awoke yesterday morning 
we were in the harbor of Grand Bassam the 
fourth stop. Here a very interesting half 
day was passed. The way the passengers 
were transported was amusing. Small boats 
rowed by the natives came out to the ship. 
In them were little seats, like tubs, holding 
four people with a. great hook at the top. 

The ship crane took hold of the hook and 
lifted the passengers aboard. This gave me 
the desire to visit land in hopes of getting 
a ride in these demi-aeroplanes. Two of the 
French missionaries and myself went ashore 
about nine and remained until twelve. I 
cannot tell you all I saw. The further we get 
on the voyage the more primitive the natives 
look and dress and act. Today about noon 
we are due to arrive at Lome. All of these 
landings make the time pass quickly but 
they do not satisfy my desire to land at Ma- 

I began to take my quinine at Dakar as 
that was where the French missionaries be- 
gan to take theirs. I feel just as perfect in 
health as I did when I left Philadelphia, more 
in fact, as I am heavier now than when I 
sailed from New York. Of coarse the weath- 
er and heat makes one a little sleepy all the 
time yet if regular exercise is taken I think 
I may overcome a good deal of it. 

For some days I have been considering 
sending Brother Gribble a message that we 
are on the way and to meet U3 at Bangui. T 
am hesitating for the reason that a runner 
will have to take the telegram from Bangui 
to Bozoum, and he may not be able to come. 
Miss Hillcgas thinks that it should be done 
at once, however I am praying about it, and 
feel that all will work out for our good. 

Let a Brethren Annual be coming soon. I 
am anxious to see it. Any other church news 
will be gladly received. It seems as if I am 
cut off from civiUzatoin. Also any informa- 
tion or printing matter concerning Africa, 
especially central Africa, I would like to 

I think that you will receive this about 
Christmas. Remember me to all the members 
of the church, the school and my many 

Will drop you a card from Matadi and 
Brazzaville, a letter from Bangui. 

Faithfully your son in the Gospel, 

Excerpts from Missionary Epistles 

{Compiled from personal letters of James S. Gribble to his Tuife) 

Sunday afternoon, October IG ,1921. 

This afternoon I will run off a few more 
lines to you. Well, I am not yet at Bozoum, 
and can hardly count on being there before 
ne.xt Friday. I am in a " neck of the woods ' ' 
just now that I had not expected to see ,at 
any rate, this early in life. I certainly seem 
to be worming my way back to Bozoum in a 
roundabout way this time. Oh, but I am sick 
of the trip. It would not be so bad if it 
were not for having the wagon with me. The 
roada are anything but suitable for such a 
vehicle. I can assxirc you that when I get 
that wagon back to Bozoum, it will stay there 
until that automobile road is more nearly 
completed. Of course I am learning, and dur- 
ing the trip have learned somewhat that I be- 
lieve will prove to be very valuable lessons 
for the future. I think that small wagons 
drawn by the very small kind of horses over 
roads built for automobiles will prove to be 
our very best and far cheapest method of 
transportation. And since the new Governor 
of ITbangi-Shari is very favorable to the 
building of automobile roads, I feel quite cer- 
tain that by the time that we can get another 
wagon built and ready for the road, the new 
auomobile road will be finished from Bangui 
as far as Yaluki. At any rate, it will be as 
far as Bossembab. 

Tomorrow, the Lord willing, we expect to 
cross the Ouame River and arrive at the 
Basongwa Government Poste. I understand 

that the Administrator there has a white 
wife. Then I will have to recross the 
Ouame before I get to Bozoum, as Bosongwa 
lies north of the Ouame, and several days east 
of Bozoum. If there would only be a road 
between there and the Karre country, I cer- 
tainly would be in favor of keeping the 
wagon on the northern side of the river when 
once getting it there, but I am told that there 
is no road from there to Karre. Therefore to 
get it to OUT mission station, I will have to 
take it across the Ouame three times. Doubt- 
less you wonder why I am wandering about 
such a road as this! Well, this is it: I think 
that I told you that when I arrived at Bos- 
sembali I learned that all of the people, or 
practically all of them, had .left their vil- 
ages from Yaluki to a point ony about two 
days from Bozoum, and that it would not be 
possible to get food through that stretch of 
country. Then at the same time I heard 
about a route from Bossembali to Bambio, or 
Bambia, and from there to Bozoum. When at 
Bozoum and from other points, I had learned 
of a road connecting Bozoum with Bouka. 
Since the Bossembali to Bambio road runs 
about due north from the former place, I of 
course came to the conclusion that the Bos- 
sembali-Bambio road intersected with the Bo- 
zoum-Bouka road, and what I saw of the lat- 
ter road at Bozoum, it was very good. Last 
Friday I arrived at the Poste at Bambio, and 
at once asked to see the road to Bozo«m. It 

was pointed out to me, or rather the direction 
of it was, as the road itself was not in evi- 
dence. I was told that it was all grown up 
with the very high grass that grows about 
here, and that no attempt was made to bridge 
the almost numberless small streams. But I 
was told that by going to Basongwa and then 
from there to Bozoum, I would find a good 

Well, on Friday evening and Saturday (yes- 
terday) morning, I had a rebellion on hand. 
The men, or some of them thought that they 
wanted to go to Boxoum more badly than I, 
:and absolutely kicked about the road by way 
of Bosongwa. Well, after a lot of palaver- 
ing about the matter, and looking to the Lord 
as well, I gave them this proposition: Either 
go by way of Basongwa where there is a road, 
or they could exit the road between Bambio 
and Bozoum while I would wait at Bambio 
and write letters. As the distance between 
Bambio and Bozoum must be at least sixty 
miles, yon can see that they would have some 
job on hand. 

Well, yesterday morning at about 9 o 'clock 
or possibly a bit after, we got started. After 
just about a mile or a bit more of good road, 
we came into a very bad stretch of country. 
It was one swampy stream lying at the bot- 
tom of a very deep ravine after another. Of 
course they were bridged, and nearly all of 
the bridges were good enough to support the 
loaded wagon. However it certainly was a 

FEBRUARY 8, 1922 


PAGE 13 

ticklish job in crossing some of them, as they 
were high and very ramshackeled affairs. 
Some of them must have been fully twenty 
feet high and as the wagon would cross them 
they would sway from one side to the other 
so as to make one think that most any time 
there would be a crash. But no accident took 
place. After traveling several miles over that 
stretch of country, I got a genuine fit of 
blues. After getting past the particular 
' stretch where the bridges were so high and 
dangerous, I got on the bicycle and rushed 
men to come back to give extra help on the 
wagon. I found very few in the village, 
which however was quite large, but got five 
to start back. I then waited in the village- 
After being there some hours, I got on the 
wheel and rode on to the next village to see 
what the road was like, how it was, etc. I 
found the road in quite good shape and the 
general country much better. It was a bit 
over five miles farther on, possibly 5.3 miles. 
I then went back to the other village, and 
found that the wagon had iust arrived. Also 
learned that the men whom I sent back played 
' ' hooky ' ' and did not render any help on the 
wagon until it was nearly there. As the vil- 
lage in which we are now is a much better 
place to spend Sunday than the other one, and 
owing to food, etc., all seemed quite contented 
to come here yet last evening. I asked the 
chief of the other village for some men and 
we made the trip here yet last evening. It 
was not much more than an hour before sun- 
set when we started, but as the moon is near- 
ly full now, we had good moonlight for the 
latter part of the trip. As I knew that my 
men certainly must have been veiy tired for 
having pulled that wagon over the kind of 
country they did yesterday, I put the new 
force in the hardest places, and walked be- 
side the wagon to see that there was no more 
slacking on their part. I do not know what 
time it was when the wagon got here last 
evening, but it was late. I had no hot sup- 
per, save some sweet potatoes which had been 
roasted in the fire before the wagon got here, 
and then had some cocoa and ripe bananas. 
It was about 8:30 P. M. when I finished eat- 
ing, which represented the first food that I 
ate since brealcfast. However I had what 
proved to be a very substantial breakfast of 
green beans, which I was able to secure at 

Bambio and rice cooked together in the steam- 

When writing a few days ago I told you 
about the ' ' Eeed Rabbit ' ' that I was going to 
try eating. It proved to be very good eat- 
ing, Ijut I did not eat very much of it. I 
have come to the conclusion that a good deal 
of the illnesses, etc., that I have suffered from 
are due to meat eating, so again I have prac- 
tically ' ' cut out ' ' meat. I recently read in 
the Pathfinder an article advising the eating 
of more fish and not so much other meat, and 
it went on to say that those who eat much 
meat are simply digging their own graves with 
their teeth. Well, this started me to think- 
ing and comparing what I read with my own 
personal experience. I can see that it has 
been at times when I had been eating quite 
a bit of meat that I have had uiy poor- 
est health and several times nearly died. This 
time I got away from Bangui just in time to 
avoid a sick spell there. When there I am 
always obliged to eat quite a good deal of 
meat. The other time that I was there, I did 
have fever. When at Brazzaville we ate 
very little meat and in spite of increased in- 
fection, we had far less illness than when at 
Carnot, where we ate so much beef. Then it 
was when I began getting beef from Misungui 
in German East Africa that I went down with 
black water fever. You will remember in 
what good health I was when I came to the 
Eastern Congo in 1912? Well, before coming 
there I boarded myself for several months, 
the greater part of a year, and. I might also 
say, I never used meat at all. I had a little 
Battle Creek Sanitarium Diet list which I con- 
sulted and made bean broth one of my prin- 
cipal articles of diet. Now I am seriously 
considering going back to the policy that I 
held those daj'S. Of course it will take time 
to have a real beau supply, but I am finding 
some good foods to piece out until I can get 
a supply of good white beans. I am finding 
out that the peanut is a very good food for 
me by having it prepared by a different meth- 
od than we had ever used it before: I now 
have them run through the food chopper and 
ground up, not roasting them previously, and 
then cooked for several hours in the steamer. 
That seems to make them exceedingly digest- 
ible and very nourishing. I must say that 
with my new system of cooking, I am feeling 

much better than I had been feeling for some 
time. In spite of the very hard day that I 
had yesterday, this is the best, by far, Sun- 
day that I had since leaving Bangui. 

I am glad to say that the rains seem to be 
breaking off a bit. We had some this after- 
noon, but that was the first for two or three 
days. Yesterday afternoon it looked as if it 
might rain, but did not. I would be very 
grateful if we did not get much more until 
we get back to Bozoum, as the country about 
here is rather low-lying and can, I should 
think, get very muddy. 

Well, I will have to ring off for this time. 
In spite of the fact that it is Sunday, I must 
do a bit of wagon fixing. Yesterday when 
crawling over a ledge of rocks, the wagon got 
its coupling poles bent up a bit and they need 
straightening, .but it is not a very big job, as 
the same has happened to it many times now. 
October 20, 1921. 

I am now on the northern side of the Ouame 
and must cross that river again before get- 
ting to Bozoum. After the trip is over with, 
I will doubtless be glad for having made it, 
as I will have a better knowledge of the 
country which may be useful later on in giv- 
ing advice as to the locating of mission sta- 
tions. But for the present time I must say 
that I do not like the trip. Both yesterday 
and the day before that we were pushing 
through the tall grass nearly ^all of the time 
'and have had to unload and reload the wagon 
many many times owing to crossing small 
streams. Yet, as far as the country itself is 
concerned, it is quite nice .and it is not so low 
lying and infested with tsetse flies like the 
strip on the southern side of the river. The 
strip of country that we passed through on 
Monday, while having many more people than 
seem to be living on this side, was quite well 
infested with the tso-tse fly. 

On Monday, after a march of seventeen and 
one-half miles, we crossed the Kiver Ouame 
and arrived at the Bosangwa Government 
Poste, which is quite a new one, having been 
opened but three years. The Administrator 
there has a wife, and I believe that I told you 
before. He was not at home, but she was 
and is the real head of the station when he 
is away. However she has a half white na- 
tive to assist her and who really does all of 
the overseeing of things. 



Dr. Bame of Plymouth, Indiana, com- 
menced an evangelistic meeting in the First 
Brethren church at Elkhart, Sunday, Decem- 
ber the 4th and continued until the 18th. 
Brother Bame preached the Word plainly and 
powerfully, as every one knows Bame can do. 
The immediate results were thirteen bap- 
tized and four received by letter and five 
to be baptized in the near future. Brother 
Bame's sermons were very helpfvd to the 
church in general. 

The church here is progressing nicely un- 
der the leadership of our dear Brother Bryan 
Stoffer who has proven himself a workman 
that needeth not to be ashamed as a young 
man in the miiistry. Wish the church had 
many more like him as the harvest is ripe and 
the laborers are few. We are praying for a 
greater work in this new year. Our pastor 
is somewhat handicapped as he cannot be on 
the field full time, as his school work keeps 
him away part of each week, The church to- 
day observed Publication Day. The pastor's 
theme was "The Written Word," 

The Sunday school is going forward under 
the leadership of our efficient superintendent. 
Brother W. G. Hall, and his helpers. The 
church and its different departments are go- 

ing to observe all the special days of the 
church year and expect to go over the top. 

Old Number 19 

I am returning from a visit of three weeks 
to Johnstown, on Old No. 19. Number nine- 
teen is one of the oldest trains of the Penn- 
sylvania System, near which I have lived 
nearly all my life. Before I Itnew anything 
about train numbers, I suspect, there was a 
number nineteen; indeed as long back as I 
know, it has been on this system and runs 
within a few minutes of the same schedule, 
always. It is the faithfulness of a train Bke 
this that I am thinking of just now. I 
looked over the schedule and found that there 
was none better than the one that leaves 
.Johnstown at 6 in the morning and gets me 
to Plymouth at 0:23 the same evening, and, 
of course if is no su; prise to me now to know 
that it is number nineteen for that train is 
one of our standbys at Plymouth. We left 
Pittsburgh a half hour late, but I feel sure 
that ere we get far out in Ohio, we will have 
gained it all back, for this is ' ' Old Faithful 
Number Nineteen." There are inanimate 

things that we come to love and cherish for 
their faithfulness, and how much more ought 
we appreciate the faithfulness of friends. We 
do not have too many of them, anyway, and 
we ought to be wary lest we do not let them 
know how much they are worth to us. ' ' Faith- 
ful are the wounds of a friend, ' ' and if Num- 
ber Nineteen can not make it all up, we will 
be glad for what she does for us. 


After three strenuous weeks .we are leav- 
ing ' ' Schantztown ' ' and the Pennsylf oine 
Doitch. ' ' But since I 'am one of them, mi- 
grated further west, they do not need to be 
offended to be called that. Indeed I am proud 
of the blood that runs in my veins. Strange 
as it may seem I went 125 miles to get my 
wife, but here around Johnstown are all her 
ancestral names, and mine also. Her grand- 
parents were from the s.ame county and al- 
most the same neighborhood as my great- 
grandparents. Here, and near here, our an- 
cestral relations intermarried and it is a won- 
der that I did not get a relative for a wife, 
even though I had a horror of it, and went 
so far for her and thought I was entirely 
safe! But relation or none, she is a wonder- 
ful woman, just the same. 

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FEBRUARY 8, 1922 

We had a wonderful meeting and a mighty 
line time. I am returning as fiesn and well 
as I went, i±' not more so, and a part of it 
is due to the fact that the church there, 
spared no pains to get me exactly what 1 
wanted in the way of entertainment. I am 
sure that I know enough about this strenu- 
ous work of the evangelist, to know that the 
church gets the worth of ner money most, 
which gives the evangelist as nearly what he 
nee,as in the way of keeping himself lit for 
the griUing task that he is attempting. Just 
to get hoarse — let alone to be gluttonized — 
is a terrible loss to one, the tempo of whose 
voice may decide the fate of a soul for which 
he is pleading. Results are what counts these 
days, not just ' ' protracted meetings. ' ' 

For this stay, I w,as domiciled in the line 
new Y. M. C. A. Here I could get just the 
food I wanted and go to bed without visit- 
ing half the night, get a hot Dath every eve- 
ning, get up when 1 cared to, and what more 
could a man want? Besides, it gave me it 
chance to get acquainted with many of the 
good people of the city at meals, and easily 
meet the busy business men of the church, at 
lunch. So, I am "lit as a fiddle" for the 
next campaign, and despite the fact that 
other years I was about ' ' all in, ' ' at this 
time of the year, 1 feel as if the Lord will 
keep me going this year right along. I hope 
so .and am rejoiced to feel that it is so. To 
him be the praise! 

The Campaign 

On the eighth of January we opened lire 
and light on the enemy, the Devil and his 
"hosts of wickedness." Everything was 
ready as could be for the assault. This was 
the third campaign I was to have with the 
energetic pastor. Brother Ashman. We 
worked without a clash or hitch, in each cam- 
paign. I was given free rein for the leader- 
ship as well as for the message. Of course. 
Ashman and I are not far enough apart, 
theologically, to have any trouble. I think 
I never preached more plainly or to a more 
appreciative audience, the big auditorium 
being filled abnost to capacity; rain and snow 
hurting us but two evenings. The second 
Sunday there were 35 confessions under dif- 
ferent forms, but it represented so complete- 
ly the ready harvest that there was an anti- 
climax the second week when we just 
preached and gathered momentum for the har- 
vest of the last week, when w-e ended with, 
as I i-emember, (59 by confession, letter and 
relation, one ordination to the Eldership and 
one young man as a Life Work Eeeruit. 
Johnstown used me well, paid me well, loved 
me well, and I do them, too. 

They are going into the building of a new 
church, which will perhaps climax all other 
Dunker churches and be a credit to them and 
the denomination. To the task of le.adershipi, 
the Lord has led Borther Ashman in the vigor 
of his strong manhood and with his good 
wife who fills so large a place in the work 
of the church, together with his good boys 
and girls, and with the church rallying 
around him for the task, I bespeak for them 
a great season of gi'owth ,and enlargement 
and, more han hat, a deepening of the spirit- 
ual life of the people of the Johnstown church. 
One of the unforgotten features of this cam- 
paign will be the fine support given by Prof. 
Furry and his chorus-choir of 40 voices. It 
It means something to save such a man as 
choir leader as was shown by the faithfulness 
of these good singers. By another year, this 
bunch trained and cemented by experience 
will make any pastor or evangelist proud and 
happy — and Furry and Ashman will keep it! 
Here is one of the gi'eatest opportunities of 
the Brethren peoples, and I feel sure that 
with a church that will stand for the whole, 
unvarnished truth, as I think I gave it to 
them, — stand for it, and then compliment the 
speaker for his courage and candid speerh — 
that Ashman can go forward, fearlessly, cour- 
ageously and with the entire support of the 

church, to the greatest work of his lifetime. 
But this is getting long and I shall stop. My 
next is at Warsaw, with a .lohnstowner, A. 
E. Thomas. Pray for us there. 




III. New Orleans 

in this city we were at the gateway into 
Latin America. In fact, the moment we 
crossed Canal Street (one of the widest 
streets in America) we felt that we had en- 
tered the land of The Latin. Here American, 
French, and Spanish customs, speech, and su- 
perstititions, blend. I'ounded away back in 
ITIS by Sieur Jean Baptiste Lemoyne de 
Bienville, it not only became Roman Catholic, 
but for many a day remained foreign to real 
American ideas land customs, as well as Prot- 

Here, we first saw worked out in the com- 
pact buildings of the "Old Quaiter, " the idea 
that darkness and dampness produce cool- 
ness. Possibly the theory is aiso true, that 
when these buildings were all piled together 
with streets unpaved and unlighted, there 
was thus less of invitation to the dangerous 
adventurers who roamed the world in those 
days, s( eking fortunes by other means than 
honest toil. We shall have more today doubt- 
less of the Spanish idea of a home, later on. 
One thing sure, no city in America furnishes 
the traveler with so true a glimpse of Latin 
America 's homes,, as does ' ' The Crescent 
City." Indeed, there ,are still left in the 
' ' Old Quarter ' ' (as they call it) a few 
"blue-blooded" families thai occupy their 
old homes behind high walls and heavy blinds, 
living as much as possible after the ways of 
their forefathers, charming in manners and 
sweet in graces, old-fashioned ,amidst the 
odors of rosemary and lavender. 

The iron balconies before some of these 
quaint old buildings are said to be the finest 
in the world. In the long-ago days, when a 
master wanted a railing, he got the iron, 
worked out his design, and his African slaves 
were set to work hajnmering out the balcon- 
ies that attract today the eyes of every lover 
of the beautiful. 

Down near the river, in the center of Jack- 
son Square, is a great bronze statue of the 
hero of the Battle of New Orleans, said to 
be ' ' the first equestrian statue ever cast in 
a rearing ,attitude without support." On the 
spot where this statue stands, the Fti-eneh flag 
was lowered on December 20th, 1803, and the 
then fifteen-star "Old Glory" was unfurled 
to the breeze. The representatives of Na- 
poleon had transferred to the representatives 
of Thomas Jefi'erson, 750,000,000 acres (there- 
abouts) of the best lands on the face of the 
earth, for about two cents per acre. This 
land stretched all the waj' from where the 
Mississippi pours its mighty ^vaters into the 
Gulf of Mexico, to w^here the Columbia pours 
its mighty waters into the Pacific. 

Who shall say that the hand of God was 
not in "The Louisiana Purchase?" "The 
Cabildo, " or Spanish Governor's House for 
many years (erected in 1795) has' a main 
chamber called the ' ' Sala Capitular. ' ' In 
this room the actual transfer of this vast do- 
main (out of which have been formed some 
fourteen of the greatest states of the Union) 
was made. Behold! almost immediately the 
first Protestant church service in Louisiana 
was held in this same room. To decide at 
that time which denomination should obtain 
among the Protestants, a ballot was taken 
with the following result: Episcopalians, 45 
votes; Presbyterians, 7; and Methodist, 1. 

Speaking of this fine equestrian statue of 
"Old Hickory," we saw carved in great 
plain letters on the pedestal, "The - Union 
Must and Shall Be Preserved. ' ' We learned 
that when New Orleans fell before the "Boys 
in Blue," Gen. Ben Butler caused these words 

from Jackson's inaugural speech to be carved. - 
It is needless to say that these ineffaceable 
words did not help the Southern feeUng any 
in the days of the reconstruction. There is 
a tradition in ' ' The Quarter ' ' that as New 
i'ear is greeted in New Orleans, General 
Jackson gets. off his horse and walks around 
the Square! Such superstitions are rife 
wherever we find the children of that mother 
of superstitions — Romanism. We were there 
at this Squaie on January second, but failed 
to find any one who had actually seen An- 
drew" 's ghost ! 

As a matter of fact, the ignorant Roman- 
ists of this part of the city seem to have 
many another tale of ghosts to tell you. 
Doubtless many who read this have been 
made acquainted with the famous ' ' Haunted 
House, ' ' m the works of Thomas Bany Al- 
drich, George W. Cable, or Grace King. There 
is ,a one-time palatial mansion with Doarded- 
up windows, standing on the corner of Hos- 
pital and Royal Streets. In its rooms Louis 
l-'hilippe, Latayette, and Marshal Ney have 
slejpt. This house is now haunted Dy the 
ghost of a small negro girl! To escape a 
whipping by her cruel and high-tempere,d 
French mistress, she ran up the curving steps 
until she reached the edge of the higli roof, 
and then leaped oft' into space. Poor little 
thing, she repeats the performance nightly, 
while little children and superstitious negroes 
watch to see her! 

The owner of this home, one wealthy and 
aristocratic Madame Lalaurie, used to pinion 
her slaves through ears and thumbs to the 
floor in the crueiest manner possible; and, 
now her old home, they say, echoes nightly 
with the groans of the black victims of her 

But why relate these tales of the ghosts of 
past cruelties that fill this strange, fanvastic, 
aark, mysterious, forbidding ramshacklefl 
' ' Old Quarter, ' ' when there is a real, up-to- 
date" tale of cruelty to tell, — not cruelty en- 
forced, but cruelty voluntarily accepted in 
the name of him who came lo give us abid- 
ing peace? 

From a booklet written by one who knows 
New Orleans as few people today know it, 
and published by ' ' The New Orleans Jour- 
nal" as an authentic guide for the visitor, 
we quote: 

' ' At the corner of Barracks and N. Ram- 
part Streets, within a few yjii'ds of the site 
of Fort Burgundy, one of the original forti- 
fications, stands one of the several Convents 
in the United States of the Discalced Car- 
melites. This is the most rigid of the orders 
to which a woman may dedicate her life. Her 
cry is to ' become the victim of Jesus. ' She 
sleeps in a bare little cell, on planks covered 
with straw under a sheet of serge. She never 
touches meat ,and may drink water only as 
permission is given her by her Superioress. A 
skull and cross-bones are placed at the end 
of the table on which to reflect that she wiU 
soon be as poor a thing. Self-flagellation is 
practiced; the delicate flesh of these votaries 
riven by the self-inflicted lash while they cry 
to Heaven that their penance be accepted. A 
black curtain behind spiked bars screens the 
nuns from relatives or other visitors who 
must not look upon the face of their deal 
ones after admission to this cloister. A niece 
of Governor Roman was long Mother Supe- 
rior here. Mass is chanted on one note which 
gives a dirge-like sound to their service. 
Their garb is coarse and brown, irritating to 
the skin, and they are unstockinged. ' ' 

There is just about as much common sense 
or real religion to all this as there was to the 
riotous, barbaric festivals and Voudou cere- 
monies of the African slaves, half-breeds, and 
Indians, which were formerly held there in 
Congo Square, but which Gencdal Butler abol- 
ished. We are telling these things to the 
reader to show that you don't have to go out 
of the United States to get your first real 
glimpses of the baptized paganism known as 

FEBRUARY 8, 1922 


PAGE 15 

Eoinan Catholicism. We note in a dispatcb 
from Washington that "The Knigths of Co- 
lumbus are opening up a campaign for 
"Americanized" histories of the United 
States. That simply means ' ' Eomanized his- 
tories aimed to cover up the sins of Eome, 
and make us forget the fact that the heri- 
tage of liberty came to us from Protestant 
fathers by way of Boston, New York, and 
Philadelphia; and uot from Eomanist fathers 
': by way of New Orleans. 

The advertising columns of the New Or- 
leans papers are filled with ' ' Personals ' ' 
which are an insult to our Lord and Savior 
Jesus Christ. We will quote just a few 
which we clipped from a single issue: 

' ' Thanks to the Sacred Heart, Blessed 
Mother, St. Eita, St. Joseph, St. Peter, and 
St. Expedite for favors granted. — ilrs. G. F. 

"Thanks to St. Eita.— E. C. C." 

' ' Thanks to Father de Eadignan, Blessed 
Virgin, and Sacred Heart. — V. J. P." 

' ' Thanks to St. Eita for favors gi-d,uted. — 
M. E. J." 

' ' Thanks to Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, St. 
Peter, and St. Eita." 

' ' Thanks to St. Eita and St. Albert for fa- 
vors granted. — A. A." 

' ' Thanks to St. Lucy for favor granted. — 
Mrs. L. C." 

' ' Thanks to Our Lady of Prompt Succor 
for favor granted Mrs. L. C. " etc. 

As we read these, we felt like saying even 
as the one who was demon-possessed: "Jesus 
I know, and Paul 1 know; but who are ye?" 
' ' Thanks, Thanks, Thanks ! " to every one 
save to the only name under heaven whereby 
any favor from the eternal God can come,- — 
That name never once used in these 
"Cards of Thanks." Yet HE, himself said, 
"Whatsoever ye shall ask the father IN MY 
NAME, HE wiU give it you!" 

On the train, on the last day of- the old 
year, we read a great array of dispatches 
from the world's dignitaries, sending their 
greetings, and expressing their hopes for the 
New Year, — 1922. One of these was extreme- 
ly interesting and significant to the student 
of the prophetic Word. It read like this: 

Most Famous French Beauty. 

"Paris, Dee. Sl^For 1922, the entire 
world awaits a chief. I await the appearance 
on earth of a new God who ,alone can save the 
world. ' ' 

Well, whether the "new God" will come in 
1922, or not, we are prepared to say. But 
one thing is certain, ' ' the Sure Word of 
prophecy ' ' proclaims the coming in the last 
days of a " new God, ' ' anti-Christ, who will 
tolerate any name rather than the name of 
Jesus. We have no doubt but that that 
"God," when he comes, will be .dominated by 
Eome, for "the harlot shall ride the beast." 

In this list of noted worthies, was also the 
name of "Captain Gipsy (Pat) Smith," who 
was scheduled to open up an evangelistic 
campaign for the Protestant forces of Ne^\' 
Orleans, on the Sunday after we left the city. 
He sent his message from New York, and in 
it he said, — 

"I want to give a New Year's message to 
America. I am an optimist, naturally, be- 
cause I was born on December 31st. America 
* * * leads the world now financially, in pro- 
hibition and disarmament. I believe in 1922 
she will lead the world to God." 

Poor "Gipsy!" "An optimist" because 
he "was born on the 31st." Well, the writ- 
er was born on the 13th, so he must be "an 
optimist' 'turned wrong end to! What d'ye 
call it? Well, call me optimist, or, call me 
pessimist, as you like! But put me down as 
one who believes the Bible to be the infalli- 
ble Word of God, — "the Scriptures that can- 

not be broken. ' ' And, he who knows the 
Scriptures knows that it is uot poor crime- 
ridden, sin-cursed America, ever falling more 
and more into the clutches of Eomanism, in 
whom we are hoping for salvation, — it is not 
America that will ' ' lead the world to God. ' ' 
But, ' ' In those days ten men out of all the 
languages of the nations shall take hold of 
the skirt of him that is called A JEW, and 
shall say, We will go with you; for we have 
heard that God is with you." And we are 
more inclined to believe the Prophet Jere- 
miah than Capt. Gipsy (Pat) Smith. "Come, 
Lord Jesus, Come ! ' ' We can only pray that 
God may keep "Gipsy" to the message of 
the Book, and that as we write these words, 
that message from the lips of "Gipsy" may 
be stirring the benighted masses at the great 
Gateway of Latin America — quaint, cjueer, 
strange, fantastic, romantic old New Orleans! 
(To be continued) 

Written on board "The Essequibo, " at 
Colon, E. P., — the Atlantic Entrance to the 
Panama Canal, January 13, 1922. 


There are several new enrollments for the 
present semester. 

I hope soon to announce the plans of the 
Building Committee appointed at the last 
spring meeting of the Board. 

Summer school of twelve weeks has been 
announced. Two terms beginning June 12 and 
July 25. Fully recognized by the State. 

Most of the faculty and many of the stu- 
dents 'attended a lecture given by Ex-Gover- 
nor M. G. Brumbaugh in a nearby church last 
Sunday evening. 

The local church has just closed a week of 
very helpful meetings under the leadership 
of Eev. B. T. Burnworth, of Lanark, Illinoois. 
This will be reported elsewhere. 

Friday, March 3d is the date set for the 
annual InterHi Basketball tournament to be 
held in the new Gymnasium. Last year this 
event was a success beyond our greatest cx- 
l^ectations. It brings more young people of 
school ago here than any other one event. We 
are expecting about fifteen high schools this 
year, and each one brings on an average of 
twenty-five people, taxing our ability to ac- 
commodate them all. 

Dr. Charles A. Bame stopped at Ashland 
last week on his way home from Johnstown, 
Pa., where he had held a series of meetings 
for our church there. He delivered a most cVx- 
cellent and stirring address at the Chapel 
hour on Tuesday. He also conferred with the 
directors of the Bicentenary Movement in re- 
gards to further field work. The College is 
expecting him to assist in the completion of 
its canvass in early Summer. 



Since nothing has ben reported from this 
small rural church for a long time some Evan- 
gelist readers may think it has passed out of 
existence. We really have been so busy 
"building larger" that no one seemed to be 
able to find time to make a report. 

For almost two years we have had the ag- 
gressive leadership of Brother Forrest Byers. 
He has not only inspired higher spiritual at- 
tainments, but has aided us in making much 
needed material improvement;-. 

During the summer months our one room 
church building was raised and remodeled. A 
Sunday school room was added on each side 
of the elevated platform which provides for 
the pulpit and choir. These extra rooms with 

those in the new basement increase our facil- 
ities for Sunday school work and social activ- 
ities. The entire building has been made more 
attractive within and without in that it has 
been redecorated and repainted. 

The cost of these improvements was $1500. 
A part of this amount was provided by the 
members as the work progressed, the most of 
the remainder being contributed or sub- 
scribed at the reopening services on October 
23rd. On recommendation of our pastor we 
had the assistance of Prof. J. A. Garber for 
that special Sunday. After telling how he 
rejoiced in the pastoral success of Brother 
Byers, a former parishioner at Johnstown, 
Brother Garber preached the morning sermon 
on ' ' The Glory of the Church. ' ' In the af- 
ternoon we were favored with the presence 
of Brother Jones of Conemaugh, and Breth- 
ren Ashman and Baker with a number of the 
laity from Johnstown. Following his lecture 
on ' ' Eeligious Education ' ' Brother Garber 
solicited contributions with a very good re 
sponse. In the evening additional pledges 
were received and the church was impressive 
ly re-dedicated to the work of the Lord. 

It began at once, or rather continued with 
out a break. Throughout the week special 
services were held with ministers from Johns 
town and Conemaugh doing the preaching. 
The ncixt week our pastor .delivered the nies 
sages. As the immediate results of these ef 
forts sixteen persons were received into 
membership, 13 by baptism, 2 by letter and 
1 by reeonsecration. In addition at the reg- 
ular services 3 were received by baptism and 
1 by letter, making a total of twenty addi- 
tions. So we feel that the Lord is adding his 

At our late business meeting we extended 
Brother Byers a unanimous call for a third 
year of service. Recently he went to Bed- 
ford county to assist with the re-opening of 
the Eaystown church and to conduct some 
special services. May the Lord bless him 
there as he has blessed him in his labor among 

VIOLET DAVIS, Secrctarv. 

' ' Bring me men to match my mountains. 
Bring me men to match my plains, 

Men with empires in their thinking. 
Men with ideas in their brains." 


Mt. Etna, Iowa. 
The Mt. Etna Brethren church will observe 
their annual love feast and holy communion 
February 18, 1922. All of God's people of 
like faith are cordially invited to be present 
and participate in this holy rite. 
Yours trulv, 

Coresponding Secretary.. 


Matadi, Congo Beige, 
November 24, 1921. 
Dear Brother McClain: 

Arrived six P. M., November 22n,d. The 
Swedish Mission is giving all necessary in- 
formation. Good voyage. Not sick. Very 
hot. Had to buy heavier helmets. Leave 
Matadi tomorrow morning. An Englishman 
on board, Philippians 4:5-7. 

Trusting in him, 
(Note — By this time Brother Jobson and 
Miss Hillegas are undoubtedly at the site of 
our new mission station at Bozoum with 
Brother Gribble and Miss Myers, — A, J. Mc- 

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FEBRUARY 8, 1922 


HUMPHREYS-JOBE— At the home of the 
writer near Limestone, Tennessee, on De- 
cember ISth, 1921, was soleinnized the mar- 
riage of Mr. Lawrence Humphreys and Miss 
Vada Jobe, both of Limestone. The bride is 
a member of the Brethren church. This was 
the ttrst wedding ceremony performed by 
the writer. We pray God's blessings upon 
tliese young peopie. MARY PENCii;. 

JOBE-GWIN — in Limestone Bretliren 
church on January 1st, 1922, was solemnized 
the marriage of Mr. Mark Jube and Miss 
Eliza U-win both of Limestone, and members 
of the Brethren church. This is the first 
wedding to take place in the church here. 
Our prayers and best wishes go with these 
young people. MARY PENCE. 

BOWSER-GLOSS — At the home of the 
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Gloss, 
936 Arlington Avenue, S. W., in Canton, Ohio, 
Miss Hazel Gloss and William O. Bowser 
were joined in marriage on September ISth. 
Both the bride and groom are members of 
the First Brethren church of Canton the 
groom being just recently received into mem- 
bership. The best wishes of the Canton 
church go 'with tliem as they make their 
new home in the city. „.^„ 


BLOSIBR-SCHWAB— At 7:30 Christmas 
Eve in the First Brethren parsonage, Louis- 
ville, Ohio, Mr. Ralph Blosier of Syracuse, 
New York and Miss Louisa Scliwab were 
united in marriage. They were attended by 
the bride's mother and a few intimate 
friends. Miss Schwab has been a faithful 
worker in the Brethren church for a number 
of years. Mr. and Mrs. Blosier are at home 
to their many friends at 571 E. Genesee St., 
Syracuse, New York. Ring ceremony by Rev. 
E. M. Riddle. 

January 4th, 1922, at the home of the writer, 
occurred the marriage of Mrs. Alice A. Doud- 
na, of Dayton, Ohio, and Brother Orion F. 
Brumbaugh of New Lebanon, Ohio. The groom 
is a member of the First Brethren church of 
New Lebanon, also one of our local mer- 
chants, and well knwn to many of the mem- 
bers, and especially the officers, of the Ohio 
Conference, and of the College. The congrat- 
ulations and best -wishes of a large number 
of relatives and friends go with them. They 
left immediately for a trip to Michigan and 
Chicago, but were called home by the sudden 
death of his father. May the grace of our 
Lord Jesus sustain him in his sorrow, and 
bless them in their wedded life. Ceremony 
by the writer. GEO. W. KINZIE. 

JOHNSON-GISEWITB — On New Y'ear's eve 
Miss Ruth Johnson and Burley H Gisewite 
were united in marriage at the home of the 
writer. The bride is a member of the New 
Lebanon, Ohio, Brethren church. Both bride 
and groom are well known in this commun- 
ity and have the well wishes of a large cir- 
cle of relatives and friends. Ceremony by 
the writei-. GEO. W. KINZIE. 


WATSON — Thomas Urie Watson, son of 
Brother Isaac Watson, passed away at his 
late home at 1214 W Second St., Dayton, 
Ohio, January 1, 1922, at the age of 54 years, 
7 months and 29 days. He was afflicted with 
sugar diabetes, by which gangrene was su- 
perinduced, causing death. He is survived 
by his wife and two daughters, also father 
and brother. May these who remain find 
that comfort which cometh from the great 
Comforter. Services by the writer, assisted 
by Brother Arthur Lynn. GEO. W. KINZIE. 

MUSSELMAST — Sister Etta May, wife of 
Henry Omer Musselman, was born in Mont- 
gomery county, Ohio, May 2, 1886, and passed 
to be with her Lord, January 4, 1922. at the 
age of 35 years, 8 months and 2 days. Just 
a little more than a year ago Sister Mussel- 
man together with her dear companion and 
older children, were baptized and received 
into the fellowship of the First Brethren 
church at New Lebanon. She continued to 
be a most faithful member of the church of 
her choice. She is survived by her husband. 
2 sons and two daughters, besides her father, 
mother, three sisters and seven brothers, and 
many other relatives and friends. May the 
God of all grace comfort the sorrowing 
hearts. Services by the writer. 


YOUIVG — Fanna Elizabeth Young, was 
born in Huntington county, Jackson town- 
ship, Indiana, to Joseph and Caroline Young 
on July 5, 1860. She passed from life into 
the spirit world, on Tuesday, December 27, 
1921, aged 61 years, 5 months, 22 days. She 
united with the First Brethren church of 
Roanoke in the spring of 1893. She had her 
trials and struggles in keeping lier family 
together after her husband's death, a number 
of years ago, and she was able to do so only 
by putting her whole trust in God. Mother 
Young 'Was tender-hearted, a good mother, 
always giving her children good advice, and 
advising them at all times to live up to the 
precepts of the blessed Savior. Her smiles 
and words of cheer will be missed, and her 
place in the home will never oe filled. Those 
that knew her best loved her best. Not only 
will her family miss her, but the church will 
miss her words of comfort and cheer. Those 
remaining to mouin the loss are as follows: 
Five sons, Carey, H, Charles E, Clyde A, 
and three daughters, Mrs. Charles Kramer, 
Mrs. Clyde Baker and Goldie Young, remain- 
ing at home. Besides her family, she leaves 
one brother, James Young, one sister, Agnes 
Bucher, two aunts, Anna Emery of Detroit, 
Michigan, Manda Sanders of Marion, Indiana, 
and eighteen grandchildren. Her husband 
and two sons preceded mother in death. Fu- 
neral was conducted by the writer at the 
Roanoke church. J. F BRIGHT. 

KIMMELI, — On September 25, 1921, Oren A. 
Kimmell of near Berlin, Pennsylvania, a de- 
vout Christian, a good citizen, a much loved 
husband and father was called to the home 
beyond, in his 53rd year. He is survived by 
his wife, eight children, and his father. The 
funeral servce was conducted from the Dow- 
ney Brethren cliurch, of which the deceased 
was a meiinber. Tliat our departed bi'other 
was held in high esteem by the people of the 
community, was attested to by the large 
number who assembled to pay a last tribute 
of respect. W. C. BBNSHOFF. 

MEYERS — Mrs Ellen Nora Meyers died at 
the home of her son, near Berlin, Pennsyl- 
vania, September 26, 1921, nearly eighty 
years of age. Funeral services were con- 
ducted from the Downey Brethren church, of 
which church the deceased was for many 
years a member. Sister Meyers is survived 
by two sons and one daughter. Another of 
God's dear children has been called home. 
May the Lord comfort those who mourn. 


BOWMAN — On January 6th occurred the 
death of one of Canton's promising young 
men in the person of Benjamin Franklin 
Bowman. Brother Bo\vman 'was boi'n near 
Mapleton, Ohio, September 26, 1S91, being 
when he died only a little past thirty years 
of age. He was the son of William A. and 
Lillian Bowman. He was preceded to the 
Spirit world by his father some fourteen 
years ago. His mother, now Mrs. Buck of 
Hartman, California, still lives. He was 
united in marriage on September 24, 1913, to 
Miss Mable Smith, daughter of Elder and 
Mrs. E. H. Smith. To this union was born 
one daughter, Virginia May, aged four years. 
He -was a member of the First Brethren 
church of Canton, having united with the 
church on February 17, 1912. While he had 
been in ill health for some months, his death 
came as a shock to his many friends. At 
the fall election he was elected as Council- 
man-at-large, by the largest plurality of any 
of his running mates, but he was not able 
to qualify because of his illness. Besides 
the mother, wife and daughter, he leaves one 
sister, Mrs. Floyd Kohr, of Canton, to mourn 
his departure. Funeral services by the writ- 
er, assisted by Rev. D. F. Eikenberry, T\'ho 
was at one time his pastor. 


WITTER — Samuel Witter of East Canton, 
Ohio, was born September 22, 1839 and died 
suddenly of heart trouble January 2, 1922. 
He enlisted in Co. F, 13th Reg. Indiana, June 
19, 1861, and received his discharge in 1865. 
For the past 30 years he had been a devoted 
member of the First Brethren church of 
Louisville, Ohio. Three daughters and two 
sons mourn because of the loss of a father. 
Funeral services from the above named 
church by the pastoi-. B. M. RIDDLE. 

SEEFONG — Miss Elizabeth Seefong was 
born January 1, 1849 near Louisville, Ohio. 
She lived and served in this community 73 
years and 4 days. During her early life she 
became a member of the Church of the 
Brethren, to 'which she was ever faithful. She 
■will be greatly missed because of her kind 
disposition and "willingness to help others. 
Funeral services "were conducted from the 
home of her niece in Louisville, January 6th, 
by the writer. E. M. RIDDLE. 

COLE — Brother Herbert M. Cole was born 
July 9th, 1855, and died January 9th, 1922, at 
the age of 66 years and six months. Brother 
Cole had been a member of the Columbus 
Brethren church for the last 11 years. Ac- 
cording to information given me, he united 
with the church while in a tent on the lot 
where the church later was erected. In my 
ministry here, going on five years, I do not 
know of one time that this brotlier stayed 
away from church of his own free "will. "The 
secretai'y of our church said, "There was no 
Sunday in the year that Brother Cole did not 
have his envelope in the basket." Although i; 
for one year he did not work, yet his envel- ^ 
ope for the year contained $2.00 eacli Sun- 
day. The Coltunbus Brethren feels the loss 
of this brother in two ways. Always in his 
place on Sunday. Always the envelope con- 
tained the amount. Losses of this kind are 
very noticeable in a small church. 

The funeral was held in the church and 
the attendance nearly filled the church. He 
is gone but his memory will remain for a 
long time. S. E. CHRISTIANSEN. 

HARLEY — On December 16th, 1921, oc- 
curred the death of Brother Manasses S. Har- 
ley. Among those of the Dunkard and Breth- 
ren churches of Eastern Pennsylvania, Broth- 
er Harley had long been known as one of 
the staunchest adherents of Brethrenism. He 
became a member of the Dunkard church 
many years before the separation and later 
became a charter member of the AUentown 
Brethren church. He with his family in suc- 
ceeding years exerted a great influence in the 
progress of the AUentown work. All of his 
children are members of 'a church and per- 
haps the best known of them all is our 
brother Harvey Harley, now pastor of our 
church in Pittsburgh. Together with six chil- 
dren and thirteen grandchildren his faithful 
and devoted wife remains to mourn his de- 

Shortly before his death the service of an- 
ointing with oil was performed by the writ- 
er assisted by Brother Harley's own son, 
Harvey. Just a few days before his taking 
away he avowed to the writer his personal 
faith in the Lord Jesus and value of the or- 
dinances of the church. Funeral services 
were conducted in his late home in Allen- 
town and in the AUentown Brethren church 
by Brother B, E. Roberts and the writer. The 
age of the deceased was seventy years and 
sixteen days. May the Lord comfort the 
bereft and encourage those who find their 
faith in the same Savior. C. E. KOLB. 

WALLS — Zelma May, was born April 1, 
1899 at Latham, Pike County, Ohio, to Frank 
and Anna Walls and died Sunday, December 
18, 1921, at her home near Good Hope. She 
united with the Fairview Brethren church in 
1918 of which she remained a member until 
the time of her death. She leaves to mourn 
her untimely departure, her mother, half 
brother and her step father. A sister pre- 
ceded her in death one year. May they who 
have been left be comforted. Services at the 
house and burial at Latham, Pike county, 
Services by the writer. 


TMARP — John R., was born August 19, 
1850 near Staunton, Fayette county, Ohio, 
and passed away at his home in the same 
county, December 24, 1921. Five children and 
a sister remain to mourn his loss, besides a 
host of friends made in a long life. Thirty- 
seven years ago he united with the Fair- 
view Brethren church, and served the last 
eighteen years faithfully as a deacon. 

Services were held in the Methodist church 
at Bloominsburg and burial in the Bloomins- 
burg Cemetery. Services by the writer, as- 
sisted by Rev. Rose of Staunton. 


Brethren Furniture Store 

M)R SALE — Furniture, undertaking, and 
New Edison business, established and grow- 
ing. Without competition in a town of 800 
with good Brethren Chureli, electric liglit.s 
and water works, surrounded by a good farm- 
ing community, eighty miles from Chicago. 
On two railroads. Good grade of furniture 
sold. This year's combined business $25,- 
000.00. Twenty funerals amounting to near- 
ly $5,000.00. Have avnr-agod 30 funerals for 
eight years. Can arrange to dispose of Edi- 
son business in another town if it is not de- 
sired. Don't take time to write; wire for an 
appointment. I am away on outside business 
much, which compels me to sell. Act quickly 
or someone will have snapped up this chance. 
The Kilmer Company, North Liberty, Indiana. 

One -Is YouR-T^ASTER -AND -Au-Ye -Are- Metrren - 

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Only a Fevsr iire I^et't of Those Veterans of the Oross 

Who pioneered the Brethren Cause. These and other aged Brethren who have 

followed in their train, deserve our loving care and comfortable provision. 



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"Hard up"! What Do. You Mean? 

Editorial Eeview, 

The Loyal Men of Yesterday — Dr. Martin tShively, 

An Outstanding Obligation — Editor, 

Eecoguizing the Promise of Youth — Mrs. Anna McArthur, 

The Turk Going True to Form — John B. Voris, 

Health Evangelism — Dr. I'. C. English, 

A Million Barrels of Elour, 

Ashland College Recognized— President E. E. Jacobs, 

2 Divine Healing and Christian Science — C. H. Ashman, 8 

3 Answers to Queries — ^Amigo, 9 

4 The Church School of Missions — Prof. J. A. Garber, 10 

4 What Has C. E. Done for Me? A Symposium — L. R. Solomon, 

5 Madaline Spedden,, Isaac Rodegeb, Georgianna Baker, 

6 Maud Weygand, Harry Price and A. R. Umbel, 10-11 

6 Letters from C. F. Yoder and J. S. Gribble, 12 

7 News from the Field, IS-lfi 

7 Announcements, IB 


''Hard Up!" What Do You Mean? 

"Don't press the financial program of the church too hard just 
now. Business is dull; prices are still high and people are hard up." 
Have you heard any such statement during these months of depres- 
sion? Have you heard it from any member of your church? Have 
you talked that way? If you have, you doubtless had good reason 
for such complaint, and perhaps the others had also. It may be that 
nearly everybody feels hard pressed financially riglit now. But be 
fore that is allowed to pass as an excuse of curtailing the work of 
the church, we must inquire what folks mean when they say they are 
hard up. How hard up are they? What are they hard up for? Are 
they ihard up for the price of a winter trip to Pabn Beach or Los 
Angeles? Are they hard up for the cash to buy automobiles, to keep 
in the forefront of fashion, to buy jewels, theater tickets, candy 
and other luxuries? Or are they hard up for the price of a ton of 
coal, or a month's rent, or a modest suit or gown or a pair of shoes? 

There is no doubting that people are hard up. We are all hard 
up now. But it makes all the difference in the world what we are 
hard up for. If we are hard up for the real necessities of life that 
is one thing; but if we are hard up for the luxuries that is quite an- 
other thing. There is some reason for the church 's going slow in its 
askings of the people who are hard pressed for the severest require- 
ments of normal life, but when the church is asked to go easy on 
finances because folks are finding it hard to gratify their every de- 
sire (many of them legitimate, but not essential), it is certainly time 
to enter a. protest. 

You say you are "hard up." AVhat do you mean? Hard up for 
what? Do you mean that finding j-ourself a little short on finances 
so that you can no longer keep up . your regular rate of spending, 
you have decided to cut down on j'our church support first? Is the 
church the least important of all the factors that enter your life, 
that you should begin j'our economy with it? Is it more important 
that you should have a new automobile than that yoa should do your 
part toward building sanctuaries and extending the church into new 
communities, if you cannot afford both? Is it more important that 
you should have j'Our usual amusements and entertain your social set 
in regular fashion than that you should help to. make possible, even 
in the face of hard times, a more adequate church literature? Is it 
more important that you should have every new creation of fashion 

than that the heathen should have the Gospel that will clothe their 
souls in the garment of rig-hteousness? Will we supply ourselves with 
every luxury before we help to send bread to the starving multi- 
tudes in Russia and the Near East? Will we build for ourselves mag- 
nificent homes and fail to guarantee the comforts of life to those 
aged men of God to. whose lives of sacrificial service we owe our 
religious heritage? If we cannot have everything we want, every- 
thing we have been accustomed to having, what are we going to cut 
out first? What seems to us to be least important? It is a matter of 
comparative values. Jesus said "Seek ye first the kingdom of God 
and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. ' ' 
But we are prone to seek "things" fii'st. Of course we do not mean 
to do so, but we may well ask ourselves what we really do mean 
when we say to the church, ' ' We are too hard up, ' ' while at the 
same time we have not felt cramped enough to deny ourselves of the 
many things we have been accustomed to enjoy that are really not 

"Hard up?" Do you mean that you find it difficult to meet the 
necessary expenses of your home? Possibly that is really true in 
your case. And you are not alone in the situation. Times are hard 
and there are many who really feel the pinch of the hard times. But 
do we mean that we are so hard up that we cannot practice a little 
economy? Perhaps we think we are economical. But it makes a 
difference as to how hard up we are as to what kind of economy we 
practice. Some folks think they are being economical when they go 
to one less movie show during the week (although the average show 
is scarcely fit to be patronized, however much money we have), or 
buy a cheaper kind of candy, or smoke less cig.ars (an unseemly 
habit, to saj' the least), or cut down their indulgence along some 
other lino. Some imagine they are being quite economical when they 
wear a suit through another season, inasmuch as it is good yet, even 
though it is somewhat out of stylo, or when they trim over an old 
hat and run the risk of its being detected. Some think they are 
practicing commendable economy when they polish their own shoes, 
press their own clothes and buy less extravagantly for the home. And 
some, when the family income is drastically reduced, do not confine 
their economy to curtailing on sirloin steak and brussels sprouts, but 
they actually buy less for the table and use more economically what 

FEBRUARY 15, 1922 



tliey do buy, making hash and puddings out of the leftovers. So 
there arc many degrees of economy. It also makes a difference as to 
what we economize for. Usually long before the average folks have 
gone to very great lengths in economy, they have dra-mi in on their 
contributions to the church and Kingdom forces. Yet they are keep- 
ing up their dues to their clubs, they have not become delinquent in 
their payments to the fraternal organizations of which they are mem- 
bers, and they have not let their insurance policies lapse. And per- 
haps they should not; it might be false economy to neglect these 
things; maybe these arc among the essentials. At least they 'have 
held them to be important ,and have economized that they might 
maintain them. But are they any more essential than the church 
and its proper maintenance? Will we economize for these things, 
which at best are of only temporary value, and neglect the church of 
Christ and the things of eternal value? Do we mean that we prize 
the things that are seen more than the things that are not seen? 

But pei'haps we have gone thus far with a clear conscience, and 
still are compelled to say ' ' Hard up. " It is no excuse. It is not be- 
cause of our luxuries. It is not because we fail to economize in 
the things that are really essential. But we are truly hard up. Then 
we cannot say more, except to those who are willing to enter the realm 
of the sacrificial. To those who are desirous of knowing what Christ 
meant when he spoke of losing one's life that he might gain it, the 

question might still be asked, What do you mean. "Hard up?" Do 

you mean that you are unwilling to go aU the way with Paul, who 
counted not his life dear unto himself? Do you mean that you are 
unwilling to go with Christ into the garden of suffering and sacri- 
fice? Are there not some things that we co.uld deny ourselves of, 
things which we really need, in order that we might do our part to 
prevent a retrenchment of the Kingdom forces, and if possible that 
progress might be gained even in the face of difficulties? The church 
has been sent forward more by the inspiration of the giving of the 
' ' two mites ' ' than by all the munificent gifts of the wealthy. If we 
are willing to ' ' fill up that which is lacking of the sufferings of 
Christ," will we still say to the church and its needs, We are too 
hard up? 

If the members continue to say ' ' Hard up " in the face of such 
considerations, the church may be compelled to go into camp until 
the hard times are past for lack of funds to go forward. If there 
are few who are seeking to have fellowship with Christ's sacrificial 
life then the special offerings of the church will fall far short. If 
we are all too hard up to share even of our essentials, then the su- 
perannuated ministers, the aged and homeless of our church and the 
orphaned children must continue to go uncared for. Is that What we 
mean when we say we are hard up? 


It is evident from the letter of Brother John M. Humberd that 
he is enjoying the splendid piece of school work he is doing at Kryp- 
ton. He speaks highly of the work of Brother and Sister Eemple. 

Our correspondent from Lanark, Illinois, informs us that during 
their pastor's recent absence in evangelistic work, one of the very 
acceptable pulpit supplies was in the person of the pastor's wife. Sis- 
ter Burnwoith. 

Brother I. D. Bowman, a representative of the Evangelistic and 
Bible Study League, reports his recently hard fought campaign at 
Middle-branch, Ohio, where Brother Martin Shively, the College Bur- 
sar, is serving as pastor. 

That Educational Day offering of last year! Had you forgotten 
it? Well; some have not. That is the occasion for Brother Shively's 
report. If you have not gotten in on it yet, and wish to do! so now, 
it will make it easier for your church to reach the goal next June. 

Brother M. L. Sands reports very encouraging progress in the 
work at Fremont, Ohio. The evangelistic campaign under the leader- 
ship of Sister Emma Aboud was a splendid success. The church was 
strengthened by 22 new members, besides a number of re-consecra- 

Brother Gearhart reports the January receipts for Home Mis- 
sions and indicates the churches that made the goal of one dollar 
per member in this report. A few others had attained the goal in 
the previous report. If you haven't reached the goal, you can do it 

Some very good gifts are reported by Brother O. E. Bowman to 
the Brethren Home fund since last General Conference. Now dur- 
ing this season when special emphasis is being given to this church 
interest many more large as well as hosts of small gifts will be 

Benevolence Day, Pebruary 26. Every church is asked for an 
offering equal to twenty cents per member to 'help in the support of 
our superannuated ministers. In addition to this the Brethren Home 
is asking for gifts to aid in the erection of suitable buildings at 
Flora, Indiana. 

The Dayton church is going forward strong and steady under 
the leadership of Brother W. S. Bell, as will be noticed from Brother 
Teeter's article "Doings at Dayton." They recently enjoyed a very 
successful evangelistic campaign resulting in 46 confessions. Brother 
B. T. Burnworth was the evangelist and Brother Arthur Lynn the 
song leader. 

The Third church of Johnstown recently enjoyed a. season of re- 
freshing imder the evangelistic preaching of Brother Willis E. Eonk. 
Brother L. G. Wood;, the pastor, writes that besides the addition of 
six souls to the church, the entire number was quickened and new 
friends were won for the work. 

The attention of the laymen is called to the article by Brother 
Earl Huette concerning a matter that should be of interest to every 
member of the church, that of aiding worthy young men and young 
women to prepare themselves for the ministry or missionary work 
of the church. Give the ' ' Student 's Aid Fund ' ' your serious prayer 
and consideration. 

Not all of the churches have reported, in fact a large number 
have not in the offering taken for the Publishing House. Please do 
not forget the one institution that goes a long way towards making 
possible the success of every other in the brotherhood. The Business 
Manager states that the Brethren Annual and Conference Minutes are 
being mailed out. Any pastor failing to receive a supply, or desiring 
additional copies should write him. 

Another installment of excerpts from Brother Gribble's letters 
to his wife are given to our readers this week. These letters enable 
us to appreciate in a larger way than would otherwise be possible 
what it means to locate and establish a mission station in the 
midst of Africa's densest heathenism. With this larger appreciation 
both of the difficulties to be encountered and the terrible needs that 
must be faced, there win eome more loyal and intelligent support. 

We are in receipt of the excellent church year books, one of 
Long Beach, California, and one of Louisville, Ohio. Some interest- 
ing characteristics of the Long Beach book arc the list of members 
' ' in good standing, ' ' thorough instructions regarding the financial 
system, and the organization of all organized classes of the Sunday 
school. The Louisville book, aside from its financial reports and 
pastor 's message has a complete list of all church members and 
friends who made contributions and a report of the amount each gave. 

From Brother C. F. Yoder's letter we learn that Christmas ser- 
vices are being held in all our mission Sunday schools and are greatly 
appreciated by the townsfolk. Veiy likely Brother Bauman has ar- 
rived at Eio Cuarto by this time and is in conference with our mis- 
sionaries there. Our praj'ers should ascend to t'he Father that this 
visit may mean much for the encouragement of our workers in South 
America, and also result in stirring the home church to a larger 
support of this promising and needy field. 

We recently received a complimentary copy of a neatly printed 
and generously illustrated booklet,, entitled, ' ' The Church of the 
Brethren (Dunkers) in Lebanon County," being a paper read before 
the Lebanon County Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Eev. J. 
G. Francis, A. B., B. D. It is well written and shows careful re- 
search. It contains much of interest to Brethren folks as well as 
members of the Church of the Brethren. 



FEBRUARY 15, 1922 


The Loyal Men of Yesterday— Our Obligation to Them 

By Dr. Martin Shively 

Discharging the duties of today, meeting and master- 
ing its emergencies, and making all preparation possible for 
tomorrow, which seems to promise an ever increasing de- 
mand, does indeed appear to be about all that could rea- 
sonably be expected of the man who is in the thick of the 
battle of life. But neither the rush of the present, nor the 
needed preparation for the demands of the future, are suffi- 
cient excuse for forgetting that all we are or all we hope to 
be, is the result of the past, and those Avho strove in it. All 
this is as true of the church and its workers, as of any other 
organization, or individual. And it is especially true of the 
Brethren church, which, while among the smaller bodies of 
religious believers, has made tremendous progress during 
the last quarter of a century. If it has not gained in nu- 
merical strength as many of its earlier workers fondly 
hoped, it has developed strength in other ways, and is thus 
in a condition which enables it to face the future -ndtli a 
confidence which is not without promise of better things 
than have yet been achieved. With a college receiving an 
ever-increasing support, and a publishing plant which is fiill 
of promise, and a fine spirit of loyalty toward missionaiy 
enterprises — all of wliich has been developed in the memory 
of even its younger membership, 'who would not be in- 
spired Math confidence in \vhat the future holds in store for 

It is not too much to say, that -whatever the Brethren 
church is, or what it may be, is largely the result of the 
faithful, self-effacing seiwice which was rendered in its 
behalf, by men and women, many of whom have been pro- 
moted from the church militant to the church triumphant, 
while others growing increasingly feeble with the weight of 
years, wait to join them. It is in behalf of these and their 
dependents, that Benevolence day is to be obsei-ved. They 
wrought for financial compensation so small, that the won- 

der is hoA^' they managed to live at all, and almost without 
exception, no word of complaint ever fell from lip or pen. 
The rapidity with which the church grew during the first 
decade of its separate existence, bears eloquent testimony to 
the talent which they dedicated to the work to which they 
felt called of the Lord. Swihart, Bashor, Brown, Shaver, 
Ridenour, and others, all were names known widely on ac- 
count of the results attending their evangelistic effort. It 
is, indeed a privilege to give tangible expression of appre- 
ciation to those who still survive, or to the widows of those 
who have gone to their reward. Too often we wait until 
ears are forever deaf to earthly words of love or praise to 
bestow them. Then they have passed beyond our power to 
cheer or help. By the offering we have the opportunity of 
bringing now, we may place the flowers in the hands of the 
living, instead of in the nerveles fingers of the dead. Given 
thus, they warm the heart, both of the giver and the recip- 
ient. Flowers laid upon the face of the dead, may be as ex- 
pressive of remorse for a conscious failure upon the part of 
him who gives them, as of love for him who has gone. Let 
us bestoAv our flowers now. 

One of the very hopeful indications for the future, is 
the larger at.tention shown the men who have made the 
Brethren church possible, and the rank and file of the mem- 
bership has responded well, to the appeals of the Board of 
Benevolences. While none is anxious to herald to the world, 
the exact amounts which are being given to aged veterans, 
all who know, are profoundly glad for the improved condi- 
tions. It is not too much to hope and pray that the Board 
will find it possible to do yet more, and it wUl, if the re- 
sponse to the present call, makes it possible. With what 
measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again." 

Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio. 

AN OUTSTANDING OBLIGATION-The Support of Our Superannuated Ministers 


It is not charity for which we ask. When the denomination ordains a man to the calling' of the ministry, 
it says to him, "Preach the Word. Make that your supreme business.. Give all your thought and energy to 
your holy office. V/e -will minister to you in material things." 


The church cannot break its solemn pledge. It is a debt as binding as any other that was ever con- 
tracted. It must be recogiuzed as an imperative oblig-ation to those who spend their days of strength in the 
Lord's service. 


It is not good policy for the church to let its worn- out ministers come to pinching need and humiliating- 
poverty. Such a sight is not likely to be an encouragement to young men to fill the depleted ranks. 


When we remember all the hardships, privations, and persecutions that many of these men of God ex- 
perienced for the cause they loved, and then realize that we now enjoy the fruits of all their labors, our hearts 
seem small and shriveled. 


The support of the ministers of the Gospel is not a matter left to the whims of men. Having no inheri- 
tance among the children of Israel, the Levites were as sured against want from the cradle to the grave, and 
their -widows and orphans after them. Even so hath the Lord ordained that they who preach the Gospel 
should live of the Gospel. 

Send your 20 CENTS PER MEMBER to H. F. E. 'Neill, New Brighton, Pennsylvania. 

FEBRUARY 15, 1922 




"Recognizing the Promise of Youth" By Mrs. Anna c. McArthur 

I Youth, — Avhat a compreheusive term! What a vast 
period of tirae is included in tliat part of life between child- 
hood and manhood, and yet llO^Y short a time to mould a 
life, and lay the foundation for a future that will prove a 
blessing and an inspiration to others, and an honor to the 
Creator of Youth. Eeclesiastes 11 :9 — Rejoice, young man, 
in thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart and in 
the sight of thine eyes, but know thou, that for all these 
things, God will bring thee into judgment. 

Many are the exhortations in God's Word as to the 
guidance of youth, but we who have passed that stage have 
a great responsibility resting on us as to how we recognize 
and encourage the development of youth. 

George MacDonald says, "When we are out of sympa- 
thy with the young, then I think our work in this world is 
over." We are not heere to play, or dream, or drift, we have 
hard work to do, and burdens to share, so we must face tlie 
issue and not shun it. 

One of our most important duties is to guide our boys 
and girls aright. It is God's gift to us, to help train them 
and little do we knoAA' what latent, talents and powers are 
hidden in the heart of the child of today. "V^1lo can tell 
what may be, or should be, the fortime of the- young. Be- 
fore him Lies hope, with all her blessings, how he yearns for 
the future and all the glories that seem to be a-waiting him. 
"For youth is a noble seed that springs 
Into the flower of heroes and kings." 

Russel H. Conwell, in his lecture called "Acres of Dia- 
monds" cites many instances of talent in youth developed. 
One illustration will suffice. He tells of a boy who had 
bought a mouth organ for twenty-five cents, all the money 
he had, unfortunately he broke the mouthpiece in half, and 
not having any more money, used his ingenuity to repair the 
break, and finally succeeded. The result of that, and many 
years of toil after, is the Estey organ of today — talent devel- 
oped. How loath is the youth to accept the counsel of those 
older in years, like Rchoboam of old', who rejected tlie coun- 
sel of the old and wise men of his day and accepted that of 
the young men. The result is well known to those who read 
Scripture. Young, strong, sanquine, fine, he wants to press 
on and not be hindered. To him the pathway is all flowers, 
and the thorns are not seen, but the time will come when the 
ardor of youth will be dampened, and, when care and peril 
will take the place of joy; guilt and dread and sorrow will 
be his portion. He will be cheated by pleasure, and watch- 
ing for honor will be in vain. 

How earnestly then should we pray that we, through 
the Holy Spirit, may lead and guide these youthful vessels 
into safe harbors. We should teach them to watch their 
choices as choices run into habit, then to character, then to 
destiny. If we could but impress them with the fact that 
youthful sins lay a foundation for aged sorrows, how many 
a life, that has been ruined through a misstep, might have 
been saved Someone has said, "Youth has but one arrow 
to shoot, at the mark. If that be shot at random, you may 
never put anotlier in your bow." 

Tlie Promise of Youth 

Away off among the Alleghenies there is a spring so 
small that a single ox could drink it dry on a summer's day. 
It steals away among the hills, until it spreads out into the 
beautiful Ohio River. So hidden away in some obscure liome 
is the youth, who needs guidance and' a steady hand to help 
him develop the talent he has, so that from his life will flow 
rivers of blessing, enriching all Avith whom he shall come in 

When Caruso was a lad he went to a professor to have 
his voice tried, but he was told he would never make a sing- 
er. Disappointed but not discouraged he persevered and all 
the world knows today of the wonderful voice hidden away 
in that little lad's body, and what a loss was experienced 
Avhen he passed out of this life a short time ago. What are 
some of our duties and responsibilities to the youth — to help 
them onward and upward? 

First, tact is needed. More has been accomplished in 
war through strategy than by sword or cannon. Wisdom is 
better than weapons of war, and so it is in every phase of 
life. Tact is a mightier instrument than force. 

Next, Be gentle with him, or as Scripture puts it, "Be 
not bitter against him." There is not one, on whose head 
the storm will not beat. Advei-sity, sickness, yes, even the 
cold world will frown uijon him, but amidst it all, let mem- 
ory carry him back to a home where a law of kindness and 
love reigned. 

Then, above all, teach him that youth is the time to 
seek God (Eeclesiastes 12:1), "Remember now thy Creator 
in the days of thy youth," should be among the first things 
taught at mother's knee. Rememljer ten or fifteen years 
from now, the present youth will be the active generation, 
and their influence will be either for God or Satan. 0, let 
us claim them for Christ! Let us have faith in childhood 
conversion, and pray and labor for it. Spurgeon says it was 
the teachings of a pious mother on Sabbath evenings when 
the rest of the family were at church that made the first re- 
ligious imiDressions on his mind. Who knows, said Bishop 
Beveridge but that the salvation of tens of thousands of im- 
mortal souls may depend on the education of one cliild. So 
may God lielp us to see our duty and to strive to do it. 

"The marble was pure and white, 

Though only a block at best; 
But the artist vdth inward sight. 

Looked further than all the rest, 
And saw in the hard, rough stone. 

The loveliest statue the sun shone on 

"So he set to work with care 

And chiseled a form of grace — 
A figure divinely fair, 

AVith tender and beautiful face ; 
But the blows were hard and fast 

That brought from the marble the work at last. 

"So I tMnk that human lives 

Must bear God's chisel keen 
If the spirit yearns and strives 

For the better life unseen. 
For men are only blocks at best 

Till the chiseling brings out all the rest." 
Philadeljjhia, Pennsylvania. 

Brethren Home for the Aged and Orphans 

But if any provide not for his own, and especially 
for those of his own house, he has denied the 

faith and is worse than an infidel I Timothy 5:8. 


Orion E. Bowman, 705 American Bid. Dayton, 0. 



FEBRUARY 15, 1922 t 

The Turk Going True to Form 

First hand information concerning the appalling conditions existing in the Near East, reported to The 
Evangelist by JOHN R. VORIS. 

Last winter the Turkish armies advanced' northeast 
from Kars into Caucasiou Armenia through Alexandropol 
several miles to the eastward. Later when the Eussian 
forces came in, the Turkish army withdrew a distance of 
about ten miles south of Alexandropol. Some of us who 
visited Turkish villages one afteiaioon were within one mile 
of the Turkish frontier. AVhile the Turks were occupying 
Alexandropol and the region noi-th and east, there took 
place the events which I must now relate in order to present 
a truthful report of the situation. 

A party of ten of us, i-ising at five one morning, took 
motor cars and drove out seventeen miles from Alexandro- 
pol to a place within two miles of the village of Akhboolag. 
Here we stopped at the diy^bed of the brook eallfd Siptak 
Zoor (White Spring Creek). Leaving the cars at the bridge 
on the main road, ^re proceeded up stream on the right hand 
banlv. About a hundred and fifty feet from the road wc 
came upon three mounds, each about thirty feet long and 
six mde, and a long trench not filled in. It was evident 
from the odor that bodies were buried there. Bones and 
fragments of dresses protruding from the mounds here and 
there indicated how shallow was the coveruig of the earth. 
The merest cursory shoveling revealed the fact that the 
trenches were filled with hundreds of bodies, all piled to- 
gether and the whole covered with a shallow layer of eartb. 
These bodies, so far as the bones indicated were all of wo- 
men and girls. 

"We went up on the bed of the creek. On the banlvs on 
either side graves appeared in large numbers, while in the 
bed of the creek skeletons could be plainly seen. I counted 
five skulls and bits of bodies with clothing still clinging to 
the skeletons. Here was a child 's stocking ; and there a wo- 
man 's long hair. All along the left bank at frequent inter- 
vals protruded bones, bits of clothing or shoes where the 
gravel that had been thrown over the bodies had been 
washed away. 

We had heard of this place and of the massacre. We 
wanted to see it with our own eyes, and I am reporting only 
wliat I myself saw and heard. 

We sent to the village for a peasant, and one was 
brought back. He .-^aid he was 27 years of age. He had 
lost his wife and daughters. He told us simply and ^vithout 
any apparent emotion that the Turk, "the ■\\ald beast," as 
he called him always had taken about 3500 women and 
children from his village and neighboring ones and, with the 
exception of about 500 of the prettier girls, had driven them 
to a lavine and having violated them all, had killed them 
and then thrown them in the bed of the ravine. Some had 
been shot and others killed with the bayonet. The bodies 
had been hartily covered Avith gravel over which the win- 
ter's snow had fallen and preserved them to be uncovered 
later bj^ the spring thaw and freshet. Here the remaining 
villagers had found and Ijuried them — the members of their 

Health Evangelism. By Dr. Frank C. English 

If it is true that all healmg is divine healing, and we 
are temples of the Living God, then it must follow that 
health has its evangelism. But do Protestants have the right 
attitude toward the sick and unfortunate? Do they have 
sympathy? Do they believe the church should provide hos- 
pitals and care for the sick and needy poor? Every de- 
nominational Communion has answered my inquiry, "We 
do have sjTiipathy for the sick and unfortunate, and will co- 
operate in providing for their care." 

Details of the work accomplished would require vol- 
umes, but if figures were available they would startle the 

inquirer. While much has been done there is now a new 
awakening of health evangelism. That there has been some 
neglect of the sick and helpless all through the ages no one 
can deny. An increasing number of Protestant Hospitals 
are seeing the importance of uniting their efforts. They or- 
ganized the Protestant Hospital Association to encourage 
and help all our hospitals to provide adequate facilities and' 
efficient service. Through publicity in our church papers 
these Christian ho.spitals are saying to the 171,000 Protest- 
ant ministers of America, "Go tell John the tliiiigs ye have 
seen and heard, the blind see, the lame walk, etc"; go and 

o-^vn families in separate graves — but those who had no sur- 
viving relatives in a common grave. 

The men had been disposed of before. They had all ' 
been crowded into the largest house in the village, he said, ; 
and then straw and dried vines and other things were piled ] 
against the houses and they were set on fire. Very few men 
escaped. The man who talked with us had been at the mill 
at a neighboring village when the men were slaughtered, and 
hearing of trouble he had hidden in the mountains for sev- 
eral weeks before he returned to the scene of deva,station. 

We drove on to the village, over the very road, which 
last November the lines of women and little children had 
been driven. We stopped at the houses indicated by the 
peasant as two of those in which the men had been burned. 
In the ruins of one we found charred human bones. We 
talked with the owner of this house, an old man who cor- 
roborated the testimony of the peasant. These men had not 
known of our coming ; they had no chance to talk together. 
There was no collusion. We went then to another village, 
and there too we saw evidences of buried bodies, and heard 
from another Armenian peasant of the massacre of more 
than a thousand people. We took the testimony of two or 
thi'ee other natives, all corroborative. 

All witnesses examined declared that there were num- 
bers of other places in the neighborhood where similar mas- 
sacres had taken place during the occupation of the Turks. 
All insisted that the killing had been done by regular sol- 
diers, under command and in the presence of their officers. 

It was rumored that the Turks admit more or less of 
the truth of this statement, but they excuse it as being neces- 
sary in tlie interests of occupation, for the people had been 
planning a revolt — a sotry so patent one can simply state 
the facts without exclamation or comment. 

The question for Turkish leaders, and all civilized gov- 
ernments is this — What is going to be done about if! Will 
there be other cases that approximate this in cold blooded 
and beastly cruelty? Will civilization stand for this sort of 

I have related the facts with rather brutal frankness, 
not to aroiise bitterness against the Turks, not to gain more 
■sympathy for the Armenians, but for a much deeper purpose 
— viz., — to arouse the American people to demand that this 
sort of thing be stopped at once, and forever. 

This needs no mandate over Turkey or Armenia. I be- 
lieve, and certainly not by America. But American leaders 
in the Near East believe that if America will take a more 
definite relation^liip to the general problems of the Near 
East other nations will gladly follow her lead, and that if 
America and England agree on a program it is likely that 
that program will be carried out. It does not mean allied 
armies invading Tm'kish dominions. It does mean that the 
nations of the world say to Turkey, "This must stop. If 
not it means boycott, limitation of your powers, ostracism. 
Massacre must cease." 

FEBRUARY 15, 1922 



bring the crippled children and suffering sick to the hospi- 
tals we have provided for their healing. 

Consider the ai-my of Protestant Hospital workers. True 
we have a little less than 500 hospitals directly under 
church management. But of the 7,000 hospitals in America 
less than 700 are Catholic and Jewish. It is the purpose of 
our Association to unite in making Jesus Christ the center 
of all the work in our cliurch institutions ; also to carry the 
same principles into other Protestant hospitals. Wherever 
we find men and women dominated by Christian principles, 
who are Protestant executives, officers or doctors in Protes- 
ant Hospitals, we ask them to unite with our Association in 
the following policies: To make Christianity practical in 
our institutions; to co-ordinate our interests; to secure a 
larger co-operation ; to promote an educational program ; to 
pro\-ide adequate and efficient service for all; and to aid 
institutions in obtaining reliable personnel, equipment and 
financial support. 

The need of larger facilities and Christian management 

comes out of an increasing demand for Christian sympathy 
and help. The Roman Catholics, failing to interpret the true 
spirit and work of Protestantism, have recently published 
their criticisms of our so-called lack of Christian sympathy 
and help for the sick. We prefer to offer no criticisms in 
reply, but rather to take it as a challenge to do more and 
better work. Through our Association we hope to enlist the 
help and support of all our ministers and workers in ful- 
filling the threefold mission of Jesus Christ ; preaching, 
teaching, healing. 

We will not antagonize, v.-e will not criticize other as- 
sociations, but we will emulate, and try to fill our true mis- 
sion. Most of our hospitals are strong in foundation and 
doing excellent work. All are taxed beyond capacity. Ex- 
pansion and some new hospitals are necessary. It is our 
hope that by getting closer together we shall the better 
serve humanity. 

St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. 

A Million Barrels of Flour Are Wanted for Russia 

Quakers Appeal to Every Organization and Family to Give of Our Great Surplus 

The nation has been asked to give a million barrels of 
flour to the 15,000,000 .starving people of Russia, tobe dis- 
tributed by the Quakers, who for a year have maintained re 
lief in Russia. Every miller of the country has been ap- 
proached and asked to give, and the great flour weekly pa- 
pers. The North-western Miller and the Modern Miller, have 
editorially commended the appeal, and have given free pages 
of advertising to it. 

I The plan as outlined by the American Friends Service 
Committee is, each miller will be asked to make _ a direct 
contribution in flour to the campaign, and with this as a nu- 
cleus, to solicit and accept contributions from the commu- 
nity about him. He Avill sell at cost the flour which the 
community buys from Mm, thus making every dollar buy 
the greatest amount of food possible. In the community all 
agencies -will be asked to contribute. The bankers, the 
chamber of commerce, the Rotary or Kiwanis Club, the wo- 
men's club, the lodges, the grange, the labor unions and the 
churches will be asked to take their share in raising this 
amount of flour. The basic cost of a barrel of flour will be 
put at Five Dollars and each organization will be asked to 
contribute one barrel for every ten members, which will 
mean a giving of only fifty cents per member. 

The family is the great unit of American life. How 
"many families in the circle of your acquaintance would not 
be able to give one barrel of flour this winter, out of their 
abundant supplies to save men, women and children from 
the agony of death by starvation! The family which gives 
a barrel of flour will practically never know, by the quan- 
tity of food that is served upon its table during the winter, 
that it has given the flour. Even witli the remembrance of 
all chat we have given during the past flve years is it not 
true that not one of us, even, has ever begun to actually suf- 
fer because of v^hat we have given? We have always given 
of our surplus, and even those of us who went deep into our 
surplus have always stopped when the limits of our surplus 
%ad been reached. We have never given of our actual needs 
and wants. 

"Suppose, just as a dream, we have given until all of the 
extras of our life are gone, and if we should give more it 
would take of that Avhich we actually need for ourselves. 
The world and life, has never been saved by someone giving 
of their surplus. Its saviors have always been those who 
have given of their very life. 

Today one-seventh of the number of people who live in 
the comfort and security and luxury of the United States, 
are standing helpless while Death overruns them, tears their 
children from them, separates families and causes the agony 

and misery that starvation alone can brmg. The M-orld is 
suffering the agony that would come to us if one of our 
children should die, multiiDlied by 15,000,000. In the face 
of this shall we give simply of that wliicli -we do not need, 
or shall we give until it begins to take even life-blood itself? 
Somehow a young man of Nazareth tried to teach that to 
give until one sacrificed one 's very life was the only way to 
live. Shall we follow him? 

If there is no concerted co-operation in yoiir locality, 
send any gift of money you may be led to give to The 
American Friend's Service Committee, 20 South 12th St., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Ashland College Recognized 

By President Edwin E. Jacobs 

There is a law in Oliio, that the graduates of certain 
approved colleges may be given a teacher's certificate with- 
out examination. Such colleges are spoken of as "ap- 
proved" colleges. Such schools are classified under two 
divisions, (a) those that train elementary teachers and (b) 
those that train high school teachers. 

Ashland College has for some years been approved for 
the training of elementary teachers and upon this our Nor- 
mal and our Summer School have been built. 

We have not in the past been approved for the train- 
mg of liigh school teachers, mainly because we have not 
pressed it vigorously and also because we have not had a 
very forward looking program. This past fall, I took up 
the matter of recognition for the training of high school 
teachers, in a personal converration with Mr. Reigle, super- 
intendent of Public Instruction of OMo. He later sent a 
representative from the State office to look us over. Read- 
ers of the Evangelist will recall that I promised to report 
the result of this canvass. I am happy now to state that 

This is good news all around, for young people gradu- 
ating here who come from other states may now have their 
credits transferred for all other states recognize the col- 
leges which Ohio herself credits. Now this recognition was 
gaiiied very largely through our promises of future en- 
largement. This means, of course, that we must go forward. 
This ought to inspire us with new zeal and give a new im- 
petus to our efforts to make Ashland what we dream it shall 
be. Ashland, Ohio. 



FEBRUARY 15, 1925 


Divine Healing and Christian Science Compared. By c. h. Ashman 

(Editorial Note: The following sermon was previously 
published in the Joluistown, Pennsylvania, Tribune, pre- 
faced with some complimentary remarks by that paper, in- 
dicating its respect of the pastor of the First church for so 
effectively defending a time-honored Brethren doctrine 
against confusion with the error of Christian Science). 

The Holy Scripture alon e can lead us safely in our 
search for truth on this theme. We believe the Bible to be 
the final, perfect and complete revelation of God's will and 
plan. It is the supreme court before which all oijinions, be- 
liefs and practices must be brought. There is no appeal be- 
yond its decisions ! We take the Bible seriously and will 
follow tliis stream of divine revelation no matter where it 
leads. Some try with tlieir little pick and shovel to dig 
irrigation ditches and turn it aside from its ordained chan- 
nel to water their truck gardens of creed or philosophy. But, 
let their cabbage and onion patches wither and shrivel for 
lack of diviire moisture, we will follow tlie stream. But you 
say, "You can prove anything by the Bible." We challenge 
the statement ! If you want to be as crooked as a cork- 
screw, twisting Scripture, perhaps you can prove your pet 
theories, but not and be honest. You are not a Christian 
gentleman and do so. We ai'e aware of the fact that we put 
Christian Science at a terrible disadvantage when Ave take 
this position for it does not believe thus concerning the 
Bible. In the 1906 edition of "Science and Health," page 
521, it fays, "The second chapter of Genesis contains a 
statement which is the exact opposite of scientific truth." 
Then it must be a lie ! Yes and on page 524 Eddyism is bold 
to declare this chapter in Genesis contains a lie ! Mrs. Eddy 
claims to have received the final revelation from God. On 
page 107 she says, "God had been graciously fitting me for 
years for the reception of a final revelation." Then it is not 
to be found within the Bible, but in "Science and Health." 
Someone has said, "Why attaclv another church?" We will 
not permit this cult, a relif of old heathen pantheism, at- 
tacking the Bible, to be placed on a level with the church 
of Jesus Christ. Instead of doing the work of a church, go- 
ing out and rescumg fallen humanity it reaches its rtealthy, 
proselyting fingers into the ranks of the church and by its 
most dangerous of lies, half truths and half lies, deceives 
and entices, making sliipwreek of genuine faith. Because 
of this we feel justified in taking up the battle against it. 

There is a wide chasm between Eddyism and the Bible 
relative to healing. The Bible declares that sicknss is real. 
Every reference to disease, sickness, and death within it 
either states or implies a reality. In the record of all the 
wonderful healings of the Christ, not one hint is given to 
the contrary. If the people Avere laboring under the delu- 
sion of the so-called mortal mind, certainly the Christ would 
have dispelled it. Did he encourage the delusions. He gave 
sanction to the reality of sickness ! Now Eddyism claims it 
is all a delusion of the head. In the 1906 edition of Science 
and Health," page 39, it declares, "Man is never sick. Man 
is incapable of sickness." Now a boil is a fair test of this 
delusion theory. On page 153 of the 1913 edition, Mrs. 
Eddy teaches, "You say a boil is painful; biit that is im- 
possible — the boil simply manifests through inflammation 
and swelling a belief in pain, and tliis belief is called a boil 
— this so called mind makes its own pain — that is, its own 
belief in pain." In other words that boil is just an expres- 
sion of the boil in your head. If you should have a boil on 
that part of your physiognomy iitilized in sitting doA^Ti and 
in consequence are compelled to eat your meals off a man- 
tlepiece, you do not have it there at all, it is in your head. 
Take an Eddyite sitting and get your old head right ! The 

Bible tells us that when King Hezekiah had a terrible boil, i 
Isaiah, the Prophet of God, made a poultice of fig leaves 
and prayed God' to make it do its work of bringing the 
thing to a head. Mrs. Eddy disproves her own theory of 
the unreality of sickness. She had her teeth filled, became 
Avrinkled in her old age, and died of pneumonia. They 
claim, "She pa.ssed her last days in error-." What a spec- 
tacle ! She who claimed infallibility in Science and Health, 
backsliding. Handy doctrine, isn't it? We warrant you that 
there are many imaginary ills, that the imagination is an 
overworked faculty in many lives, but between the Bible 
teaching on sickness and the position of Eddyism there is a 
chasm as wide as that between hell and heaven. Which do 
you believe? 

U.sually the Bible attributes sickness to the devil. Most . 
modern preachers attribute it to God. There are less than 
a dozen cases in the Word where it says that God directly 
sent sickness. He smote Miriam AA'ith lepi-osy. He sent sick- 
ness and death to the illegitimate son of David. He smote 
Herod. There are a few other exceptions. In all these it came 
as a judgment of terrible sin. God permits sickness for the 
purpose of chastisement and overrules it for our good. He 
■will take the calamities of Satan and bring good out of 
them for liis Own. But the devil is the author of sickness. 
The woman was bound of Satan many years. Satan delights 
in such business, God never would. Affliction is found in " 
God's permissive will, not in his directive will. Here Eddy- 
ism denies the Bible again. The Bible claims the devil is a 
real personality. Eddyism defines him as "a lie, error, a 
belief in sin, sickness, and death, a wicked mind, self made 
or created." 

In James 5 :7-18, we find the divine prescription for 
sickness for Christians. If a Christian is in distress and 
weakness from this distress, here is the prescription. Do 
not wait until one foot is in the grave. The passage teaches 
anointing for healing not for burial as does Roman Catholic- 
ism. You are to call for the Elders of the church. Call for 
them not expect them to hunt you out. 

There are several things wMch must be done. The 
Elders are to anoint you with oil in the name of the Lord. 
There are no medicinal qualities in the simple olive oil used. 
It is a symbol of the Holy Spirit and an aid to your faith 
to make it more definite. In Mark 6 :13, we read of the 12. 
^'They anointed with oil many that were sick and healed 
them. ' ' Then much prayer is to be made by all concerned. 
Five times in this divine prescription, we are commanded' 
to pray. "Let him pray. Let him pray over him. The 
prayer of faith shall save the sick. Pray one for another, 
that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a 
righteous man availeth much." This comes first or ought 
to. Not last. "Man's extremity is God's only opportu- 
nity" with many people. But, up steps Christian Science, i 
denying this prescription by claiming you should never .' 
pray to a personal God. On page 7 of the 1913 edition of ^ 
Science and Health, we find, "God is not influenced by^.^ 
man." Then why pray to him? Jesus made a mistake then \ 
when he told us to "Pray to the Father." On the same 
page, these words are found, "The danger from prayer is 
that it may lead us into temptation," Jesus taught that by 
praying we would be kept out of temptation. On page 12 
of this same edition, we discover, ' ' The prayer of faith shall 
save the sick, says the Scripture.' What is this healing 
prayer? The beneficial effect of such pi-ayer for the sick is 
on the human mind, making it act more powerfully on the 
body through a blind faith in God," In other words, you 
think you are praying to a personal God, but in reality you 

FEBRUARY 15, 1922 



are praying to yourself, your mind and if you are healed it 
is because you ured this blind belief as a wliip to wake up 
your lazy mind to act on your body and heal yourself. This 
makes help come from a corrected opinion rather than form 
a personal God. Yes, this is true to Eddyism for it is noth- 
ing more tlian old heathen pantheism, dressed up in modern 

In God's divine prescription, there must be confession 
of sin and faults. ' ' Confess your faults one to another, that 
ye may be healed." Have you any grudge agaiiLst another? 
You have no claim on God. Is there any kno^^^l sin in your 
life? You must get right -with God and your fellow crea- 
tures before God's prescription will work. But up pops 
Eddyism and claim.s there is no such nonsense as sin. It 
says, "Evil has no reality." Well, which will you take, 
the Bible, or the word of a woman? 

In divine healing faith and a right purpose are essen- 
tial. Elijah is held forth as an example of the type of faith 
needful. If you are not healed, fuspect your faith, never 
question the Word of God. Your must be clearly 
, that God may be glorified in your healing. If you desire it 
only for your own feelings, you have no claim on God's 
healing power. 

But, if you have met the conditions, a two-fold promise 
is yours. You have the promise of forgiveness of .sins. "If 
he has committed any sins, they .shall be forgiven him. ' ' The 
slate is wiped clean right here ! Then God promises accord- 
ing to his supreme will to heal you. "The Lord shall raise 
him up." God's will is so high that some times we cannot 
discern it, so we must pray, "Not my will, but thine be 
done, God'." 

There are two questions we desire to answer right here. 
Has anyone today the "gift of healing?" There are those 
who claim to be "healers." In Spokane and in Denver and 
other places there are those proclaiming they have power to 
heal by some mysterious manner. Keep away from all such ! 
Yes, especially keep away from them when they charge or 
accept a fee. Peter and -John disclaimed all credit foi' 
healing the lame man. Remember, God never works con- 
trary to or apart from his Word. If these claim to heal 
other than by this divine prescription the}'- do not do it by 
the power of God. Now, Mrs. Eddy claimed to have the 
power to heal. In one of their prominent v\-ritings while she 
was yet among the livdng, it says, "Has Mrs. Eddy lost her 
power of Healing? as the sun ceased to shine or tht heaven- 
ly bodies to revolve ai'ound them?" Well, well, she evi- 
dently lost it for lo, "she has gone the way of the whole 
eai'th. " Another question asked is, "Does this divnne pre- 
scription prohibit the work of the physician?" There is 
nothing in it either to prohibit or sanction. But God intends 
us to avail ourselves of every law of his imiverse for our 
good. Both in prevention and cure this will apply. A con- 
scientious. Christian physician has a great opportunity in 
this world. We have no quarrel with medicine ; in fact, we 
l-)elieve in it. In a certain pastorate, the leading physicans, 
two brothers, were members of our church. We have gone 
together into the sick room. I have anointed with oil accord- 
ing to the Scripture and then prayed God to bless all the 
physician could do. We have no quarrel with homeopath, 
alleopath, osteopath, although we have long since learned 
that "all paths do but lead to the grave." 

The issue is clean cut between the Bible and Eddyism. 
Will you take the word of the Son of God or of a woman, 
much married and divorced, who instead of securing her 
philosophy from God was a deep student of various forms 
of heathen pantheism for years before writing "Science and 
Health." "Choose ye this day whom ye will seiwe." 


To work, to help and to be helped, to learn sympathy 
through suffering, to learn faith by perplexity, to reach 
truth through wonder; behold! This is what it is to pros- 
per, this is what it is to live. — Phillips Brooks. 

Answers to Queries 

(Through the kindness of one of our brethren we are 
supplied with a series of "Answers to Queries," which will 
doul)tless prove both interesting and instructive to many of 
our readers. The occasion for these "Answers" is made 
known in his note to the editor, as follows : 
Dear Editor: 

A number of queries have come to mc in letters from 
personal friends which I believe would be of interest to oth- 
ers and if you wish I M-ill answer them through the Evan- 
gelist, to the best of my ability. That the answers may stand 
upon their merits and not upon any merits or demerits of 
the writer I will simply sign myself, — Amigo). 

1. "Do you believe in shouting? Do you think that 
people become so very happy that they simply have to hol- 
ler and .sing? I have had some very singular experiences in 
some churches which I have visited and a very good Chris- 
tian girl friend of mine thinks that I am quenching the 
Spirit because I won't shout. I felt as if all that noise and 
uproar was ii-reverent. " 

It is a very serious matter to quench the Spirit (1 Thes. 
5:19) for a persistence in that has disastrous and eternal 
consequences (Rom. 1:28, Mark 3:29, 30). We should 
therefore be very careful not to attribute to Satan anything 
which may be of the Holy Spirit. 

Inasmuch as some say that shouting in worship is of 
the Holy Spirit and others say it is of Satan we should ex- 
amine carefully the Word of God' lest our ovm feelings may 
mislead us. 

Now ill the Bible shouting in certain circumstances is 
not condemned. Whatever allowance we make for poetic 
language in Psalm 47:1 and Job 38:7 the shouting for joy 
in praise to God seems to be approved in men and angels. 

But just as the dancing of Davdd as he sang and played 
the harp on bringing the ark to Jerusalem (2 Sam. 6:14, \i'>) 
is no argument for tlie modern dance with the sexes mixed 
in immoral circumstances, so the shouting for joy on special 
occasions cannot justify the superficial and disorderly rack- 
et which characterizes the regular meetings of Eonie mis- 
guided congregations. 

Shouting is no proof of exces.'^ive piety or firmness in 
the faith. When the temple was begun by Zerubabbel the 
people shouted for joy (Ezra 3:11, 12) but they were soon 
mixed up with the abominations of the heathen (ch. 9:1-41. 
When Jesus entered Jeru-alem in triumph the people 
shouted "Hosamia" according to the prophecy (Zech. 3:11, 
12) but they were soon shouting "Crucify him, crucify 
him." As a rule people who easily go to one extreme go 
easily to the other and we do well to avoid both. 

The sane, reverent, regular worship of the apostolic 
church is given in Ephesians 5:19 — "Speaking to yourselves 
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, siiigmg and mak- 
ing melody in your heart to the Lord. ' ' While in Corintl-i 
there were other features of the worship at least for a time 
yet the forms liable to abuse died out. In 1 Corinthians 14 
Paul corrects the abuses and repeatedly insists that every- 
thing be eliminated which is not edifying and that all be 
done decently and in order. 

The Holy Scripture alone can lead us safely in our 
do things which contradict the teaching of the Holy Spirit 
in the Word, and ^^-e should therefore be^vare of feelings 
which lead us astray from the AVord. Satan is a great coun- 
terfeiter and seeks his victims under the guise of piety. But 
though he be transformed into an aiigel of light we may 
know him by the warnings of the Word and the fruit of 
his doings. In these last days there is especial need of 
avoiding innovations which are not edifying or fruitful in 
spiritual graces. — 


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Ashlaxid, Ohio 

The Church School of Missions. By Prof, j. a. Garber 

Lest the reader be pertui'bed with the prospect of some 
dreaded innovation we would have him note the following 
reassuring explanation : 

"The church is old, the school is old, and missions are 
old, but the three m intensive relations are new, just as en- 
gines, wings and air are old but the aeroplane new. As the 
airship has had its cruder designs and its adventures, so 
has the church school of missions, but now ships and schools 
are of approved designs, Avell demonstrated but rare. There 
are reasons enough why air navigation should be for the 
few, but none that we can see why the church school of 
missions should be. * * * Hitherto the church has had a single 
mission study class. Now it is to break out with mission 
study clases. And that is all there is to the church scliool 
of missions." 

So writes Dr. Miles B. Fisher, describing one such 
school. His contention Is that instead of one there should 
be many. So say we, and we speak out of experience, too. 
For First church, Ashland, Ohio, conducted a most success- 
ful school last year when we had more than a hundred per- 
sons studying missions, and the college students represen- 
ted a relatively small part of this enrollment. We have al- 
ready planned another school which is to begin on the 19th 
inst., and is to continue throughout March, the month set 
apart for missionary education by the working program of 
the Bicentenary Movement. 

Our method of procedure may be suggestive to others. 
The church commits the organization and administration of 
the school to the Board of Religious Education and the Mis- 
sionary Committee. These bodies met jointly and elected 
Dr. L. L. Garber, general superintendent and Prof. H. H. 
Wolfoj'd. general secretary. Then provision was made for 
the following groups with leaders and text books: 

Women— Mrs. J. Allen Miller, Leader. Text-book— The 
Kingdoms and the nations. 

Men— Dr. J. Allen Miller. Text-book— The Kingdom 
and the Nations. 

Young People — C. L. .Vnspach. Text-book — AA'orld 

Intermediates — To be determined. Text-book A Noble 

Juniors — To be determined. Text-book — Under Many 

Primary — To be determined. Text-book — Homes 
Ai'ound the World. 

The school will meet on Sundav afternoon at 3:30. Tliis 

time seems to suit the majority of our people, the church 
having no evening service. After a brief opening service 
consisting of missionary songs, Bible verses and prayers the 
school will cli^■ide into the groups above indicated for study. 
The hour will be divided on a fifteen and forty-five minute 
basis. Occasionally the groujjs will reassemble for some spe- 
cial closing service. Extra features, such as stereopticon 
lectures and pageants, are luider consideration. 

Churches haying evening sel•^'ice may find it more con- 
venient to use the Christian Endeavor hoi;r immediately 
pi'eceding the preaching service. The young people will be 
glad to yield and to co-operate, for mission study is a part 
of their program. In some instances the hour of the mid- 
week service may prove opportune. Select such an hour as 
will make possible the attendance of the largest number so 
as to make mission study church wide, for that is the aim 
of the church school of missions. It therefore should be or- 
ganized and administered by per.:ons or committees repre- 
senting the church and not a department or two. Depart- 
mental missionary superintendents should consult and co- 
operate with the Board or Committee in charge. All of 
these points are set forth with considerable detail in a leaf- 
let "\^'hich is being mailed to pastors and superintendents by 
the National Sunday School Association. Further informa- 
tion may be obtained on request of its missionary superin- 
tendent, C. E. Kolb, Allentown, Pa., or of the writer. How 
many such schools may we have? Come on. Let's go. 

Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio. 

Bishop Charles H. Brent, of Buffalo, Episcopal Bishop 
for Western New York, is ■\\-riting the Convention Prayer 
for the Sixteenth International Sunday School Convention, 
to be held at Kansas City,. Missouri, Jime 21-27, 1922. 

All registrations for attendance as delegates to the Six- 
teenth International Sunday School Convention should be 
made through the State Sunday School Association. Regis- 
tration fee, including copy of the printed report of the Con- 
vention is $3.50. Registrations may be made any time after 
January 1, 1922. Those having paid registrations may -vHth- 
draw their money up to May 1, if desired. Registered del- 
egates imable to attend the Convention may transfer their 
registration and constitute someone else a delegate in their 

J. A. Garber 


Our Young People at Work 

Melvin Stuckey 


What Has C. E. Done for Me? 


At the age of twelve years I became a member of the 
Brethren church. As a rule I attended all the services of 
the church with more or less regularity, but I did not wish 
to tie myself down too closely, so I did not take any office. 
The world and its pleasures called to me, and if I helped 
A-i-ith the work of the church that would take too much of 
my time. I am sorry to say that for fifteen years I drifted 

along in this way, taking all the blessings I could get with- 
out giving anything in return. 

About two years ago I spent a few hours in conversa- 
tion with my pastor, and after that I decided to do more 
for my church. My first step iras to adopt the titliing sys- 
tem. God said. "Prove me now herewith, and see if I shall 
not open the ■windows of heaven and pour you out a bless- 
ing. " I found it is so. 

Since assuming larger interest and responsibility in the 

FEBRUARY 15, 1922 


PAGE 11 

church, I find the evenings that were so dull unless I was 
pursuing pleasure and excitement are taken up with work 
for the Kingdom. And it is a real joy to try to do all I can 
for "Christ and the church." Not, of course, that we can 
do anything to earn eternal life, even if we should give all 
our time to the Avork of the church, but rather it is through 
the 'grace of God and by "Tru.sting in the Lord Jesus Christ 
i for strength." 

My only regret now is that I did not come into the work 
sooner. I find it is so much harder to do as I would now, 
after tliose careless years, for, like Paul, "when I would do 
good evil is present with me." 

To the young people I would say. Join the Christian 
Endeavor, strive to do whatsoever he would like to have you 
do, trustmg in the Lord Jesus Christ for strength, and the 
rest shall be "added unto you." Mizpah, 


Uniontown, Pennsylvania. 


How well I remember the first meeting 1 led. There 
were but a few present, (for our Christian Endeavor was 
very young) but those few looked like hundreds to me. I 
was compelled to read my leader's talk and even by read- 
ing it, it seemed to me I would never get to the end of the 
short paragraph. 

Now I can lead a meeting with the greatest ease. Do 
you think I would be able to lead a meeting now, if I had 
given up at my first attempt? 

I also remember very distinctly the first time I played 
in Christian Endeavor. My fingers refused to sti-ike the 
right keys. Now I am pianist for our Christian Endeavor 

Not only have I gained benefits physically but also 
spiritually. Christian Endeavor has been most beneficial to 
me and I feel safe in saying it will be the same for others 
if they will do as the pledge says — ' ' Trust in the Lord Jesus 
Christ for strength." 


Hagerstown, Maryland. 


To me it is a school in which each pupil can learn to 
take part and express their thoughts in public without the 
man-fearing spirit. 

Christian Endeavor is a strong arm of the church in 
that it reaches out into the field (the world of sin) and 
gathers into its fold all classes of people and teaches them 
the Bible and starts them on the way to become members of 
the church and therefore is a help both to pastor and 

Nappanee, Lidiana. 


"Trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for strength, I 
promise him that I will strive to do Avhatever he would 
have me do." 

This pledge I have tried to keep since belonging to 
Christian Endeavor; it has been hard at times, but trusting 
in the Lord for strength, I have always succeeded in the 

When I first joined Christian Endeavor and was asked 
to read a little quotation I thought I would never finish it ; 
it seemed to me that every one in the room was looking at 
me. I lost my place and had to read it over, which was 
very embarrassing. Now I can read whatever the leader 
■gives me, and not get as nervous as I did at first, and with 
God's help I hope some day not to mind it at all. 

Christian Endeavor has helped me in many many ways. 
I hope it will help every one, young or old, as it has me. It 
win, if you place your trust in God 


Hagerstown, Maryland. 


To me Christian Endeavor has been a training school 
for church work. The results I have gained are many. It 
helps me to think on religious subjects, to speak for Christ, 
to give expression to thoughts. It helps to cultivate a .spirit 
of M'orship, to read the Bible and pray. 

Christian Endeavor puts us in a right frame of mind. 
It makes us humble and receptive. 

It helps us in our giving to Christian work of time and 
talent. Christian Endeavor creates a desire to please our 
Savior and help others to him. It teaches us that he will 
bless every endeavor that is an endeavor for him. 

Our Christian Endeavor furnishes a mighty inspiration 
to righteous living, Ijeeause we are associated ^vith men and 
women who cherish the same high ideals and keep their 
eyes on the same goal, men and women who are determined 
to live for the best. 

Christian Endeavor helps us to be ready in advance for 
duties and opportunities, and has made us willing to do 
whatever he would like to have us do withoiit murmur. 

Christian Endeavor has helped us to do our Christian 
work better by training us for it. It has made us to realize 
that it is for ChrLst and he will aid us in it all. And as we 
do our best we grow constantly in the Christian life. 



Christian Endeavor m my life is re.spon.sible to a great 
extent for all the good I have clone or may do in my weak 
efforts to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My early 
training in public speaking, also in praying -^nthout fear of 
men, was received in the Christian Endeavor services. Our 
present source of leadersliip in the church depends very 
largely on the efforts of Christian Endeavor to train our 
yoiing life and implant a desire of service in their hearts, 
that as they grow to manhood and womanhood they may 
become useful leaders in the church of Jesus Christ. May 
the blessings of our heavenly Father continue to fall on the 
work and woi'kers of C. E., is my earnest prayer. 

HARRY E. PRICE, Superintendent of Sunday School. 


The C. E. prayer meeting as a means of training in 
public speaking is fine. Many members of the society, if 
they were to testify, would say that they developed their 
ability to speak in public by taking part in the prayer meel- 
ing. It develops thinking along moral and religious lines, 
and gives one confidence to express his thoughts originally. 
In order to take part in the meeting one must study the 
topics thereby increasing his knowledge along those partic- 
ular lines. 

From a spiritual standpoint the value can hai'dly be 
estimated. A consistent Endeavorer "\-\'ill take the great les- 
sons learned in the meetings and apply them to himself. His 
influence will be felt by those with whom he comes in con- 
tact, making their lives brighter and hapiDier. 

The prayer meeting cultivates the prayer habit. It will 
make one humble and give him a receptive mind to accept 
the great truths taught in God's Word. It will give him 
courage to testify for the Lord Jesus Christ among his fel- 

I value the _C. E. meeting for what it has done for me. 
Besides the things mentioned above, I have received valu- 
able information concerning people who live in other lands, 
their mode of life and religion. The desire to help missions 
has been strengthened by what I have learned in C. E. 
prayer meetings. A. R. UMBEL. 

UniontoAATi, Pennsylvania. 

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FEBRUARY 15, 1922 

Send Home Missionary Funds to 
Home Allsslonnry Secretary, 

906 American Bldg., Dayton, Ohio 


Send Foreign Mission Funds to 


Financial Secretary Foreign Board, 

1330 B. Tiiird St., Long Beach, California 

The year 1921 has closed with blessing 
upon our work. Five more converts have 
been added to the church by baptism and a 
number more are candidates in preparation. 

Our love feast held December 2Sth was an 
occasion of great blessing for all who took 
part. Brother Sickel of Huinea Eenanco had 
come for the quarterly meeting of the Field 
Council and was present for the communion. 

Our Christmas entertainment was also a 
great success. We had a beautiful Christmas 
tree and a program which we translated from 
the English entitled "The Star of Bethle- 
hem. ' ' At Cabrera, Deheza, Carlota, Los 
Cisnes, Laboul aye and Huinea Renanco our 
Sunday schools all had programs which drew 
large crowds and did much credit to the work. 

In Los Cisnes especially, although a small 
town, there were about four hundred present. 
The Italian society kindly loaned their large 
hall and the leading merchant, Luis Debannc, 
secured and donated hundreds of nice pres- 
ents for the children and grown people a.s 
well. It was the iirst time (except in Ca- 
brera and Kio Cuarto) that such exercises 
were held in these towns and the people wore 
greatly impressed. In Laboulaye Brother 

Rio Cuarto, Argentina 

Enrique Perrin has been training a mission 
band :and it recently played for the first time 
in the public plaza, being greatly applauded 
for its work. The parents and the other 
brother will help in the work there from now 
on and Brother Eeina will come to help here. 

We have also decided to help Brother Jose 
Anton to give his entire time to the work. 
Ho also prepared a Christmas program in the 
Sunday school in Buenos Aires. There as in 
Laboulaye and Huinea Renanco the present 
hnlls are too small to accommodate the 

According to our latest information Broth- 
er Bauman should be leaving New Orleans to- 
day and will be a month or a little more on 
the way. AVe -wish that the entire church 
might be able to visit us and see the great 
field we are trying to cover. It is a difficult 
field in some ways but very promising. We 
have liberty to work and the sympathy of the 
majority of the people. Now Year's night 
some street rowdies broke two of our front 
windows, the first time that such a thing has 
happened in ten years. 

Brother E. D. Smith of the Bible House of 
Los Angeles is now in the country visiting 

the different missions. We plan to have a 
conference in connection with the other mis- 
sions of the south and west of the country 
with Brethren Smith and Bauman and Turn- 
bull present. The latter is dean of the the- 
ological seminary of the Christian AlUanco 
and is due in Valparaiso at the same time as 
Brother Bauman, so we suppose that they are 
coming on the same boat and can cross the 
Andes together. 

We are now in midsummer. The hum of 
the thresher is in the land and will be for 
some time as the wheat harvest is good. The 
grasshoppers are just hatching and bid fair to 
destroy much of the corn. If the people were 
converted and would co-operate they could 
easily destroy this plague, but on account of 
their own selfishness and wickedness they 
n:iust suffer from many pests. The Gospel is 
the only hope of the world, and the work of 
missions must remain the most important 
work in which wo can engage, either person- 
ally or by helping others in it. We hope fhat 
the brethren who contribute are as happy in 
their help as we are who are doing the 
preaching. Mav God bless you all.. 


Excerpts from Missionary Epistles 

(Compiled from personal letters from James S. Cribble to his ivife) 

Well, back at Bozoum again. Praise the 
Lord. Arrived here on Saturday the 22nd, 
about 11 A. M., after a run of over thirty 
miles that day. Oh, how glad I was to get 
back! Found everything in good shape here, 
just like when I left the place about ten 
weeks before. I certainly do thank the Lord 
that so far the equipment has been kept in- 
tact and from the depredation of thieves. 
Yama is very good and as trusty as one could 
expect a native to be who has not yet been a 
regularly baptized Chrisian. As a "Mata- 
bis" I want to have a suit made from t'hat 
white cloth for him when it comes. 

I found most of the trees that I had sent 
up showing signs of life. However the Ava- 
cot pear trees are nearly all dead. There was 
not a single young chicken as not one of the 
eggs hatched. Yet there were stacks of rot- 
en eggs that tihe hens had tried to hatch. The 
boys say that the rooster is no good. AVell, 
I am sending him back to Carnot as he be- 
longs to the Arab nurse there. The one that 
I brought from Bangui I trust will prove to 
be a better one. I am sorry that one of the 
Bangui roosters, the one for which I paid 
fifteen francs died the second or third day 
from Bangui. However t'ho one that lived is 
much the larger bird. 

The first day or more that I was here I 
could get scarcely anything done but greet 
visitors. It seems that God has certainly 
given us the hearts of the people 'here about 
Bozoum. Quite a niimber of Kare chiefs were 
over to see me and brought me presents. Also 
I have learned that the Ohiof Mamadou has 
built a big house ready for me to go into 
when I go (here. I am sorry that he did not 
build it up where we will be stationed. He 
built it down by his village -ivhich is about 
three-quarters of a mile away. However it 
will be e.xceedingy useful and acceptable, if 
sun proof. And in any event, I will occupy 
it u'ltil I get another one built on the con- 

Since being back this time I have made a 
valuable discovery. Tho natives about here. ■ 
both the Baya and the Kare raise a verv, 

very good yam which is, I believe, really of 
a finer quality than any that ^ve ever had 
before, either in East Africa or at Brazza- 
A'ille. As I am able, or have been at any rate, 
to get some goat 's milk every morning I had 
some of the yam scalloped for dinner today 
and it certainly was fine. 

.Just at the present time peanut oil is in 
great abundance about here. It is really bet- 
ter than the sesame oil. However at Bozoum 
we will always be able to get both kinds, and 
the highest price is one franc a bottle. 

I expect to send a runner with the mail bag 
for Bangui tomorrow morning. He may get 
started this evening, but possibly not, as it 
is always hard to get the mail started. About 
two days after that I expect to send a bunch 
of porters to Bangui for boxes, etc. Then 
\ny soon after that Pondo and the horse 
boy will start for Bangui. Pondo is getting 
a couple tins of peanut oil ready to take to 
Bangui to sell there. The jiricc of these is from 
two francs to four fraiics a bottle. I am let- 
ting him take two oil tins, which he will re- 
turn when he comes back. Ho will have to 
pay to get it carried down, yet he should 
make quite a bit of money on the deal. 

By the time that we got here to Bozoum, 
the man who had been hurt wit'h tho wagon 
was quite well again. He is quite a good 
fellow and I am thinking of trying him out 
as a headman in the Kare country. If I have 
throe or four good headmen that I know and 
can in a measure trust and who understand 
how I want things done I think t'hat they 
will save me much trouble and worry and I 
believe will be a saving of money also. Be- 
yond all doubt the work that lies before me 
is too big to handle alone, and new mission- 
aries will not fully solve the problem either, 
a? they will be inexperienced and should 
spend much of their time in language study. 

Well, no'w I will go back a bit and resume 
where I left off the morning of the 20th. 
That was a rainy morning and things looked 
as if it was going to bo a real rainy day. 
But after I had -nTitten a bit, it cleared off 
so that we were able to resume our trip. 

Tho day following, the 21st, we recrossed 
the Ouame River. It was quite a dangerous 

crossing with ,a wagon, as there was just one 
canoe and the river was very, very swift. 
However after spending several hours at it, 
everything was gotten across safely. How- 
ever the horse 'had to be taken across twice, 
as he returned to the other side after being 
gotten across once. 

Taking all hand in hand, the trip from 
Bossembali to Bozoum was a very bad one. 
We were told, or I was, at the Bossaugoua 
Poste that from there to Bozoum the road 
was good. Well, it was a fright. Until we 
reached the place to recross the river, it was 
pushing t'hrough high grass practically all of 
the time. While we were able to get food at 
nearly every place we stopped, there were 
many villages that we passed which had not 
a soul in them, the people all hiding in the 

Then the last thirty miles' before reaching 
Bozoum were terrible as far as the tse-tse 
fly was concerned. I never was so badly 
ChcAved up with them. I rushed as fast as I 
could over the rough and stony, as well as 
hilly roads, j'et I had a continual swarm 
about me for twenty-eight miles. I must have 
killed nearly a hundred of them and was bit- 
ten almost an equal number of times. I 
would be able to kill as many as two of them 
at a time, and you know how hard it is to 
kill a tse-tse. Oh, how I pitied and pra^a^d 
for the men who were bringing t'hat wagon 
and could not rush through as rapidly as I on 
the bicycle. And, oh how I did let that wheel 
jjound down over the rocks in my endeavor 
to ride away from them. Yet I hardly ever 
had more than one hand on the handle bars 
at one time, as I was continually using the 
other one to swat the flies and mash them up, 
as they are very hard to kill. I picked them 
off of the end of my nose, out of my ears, 
and where not. My hands stung as if I had 
been fighting bees and had gotten a bad 
bargain at it. Some of the flies even fol- 
lowed me clear to the mountain here at Bo- 

Just what specie of the tse-tse they were 
I am not sure. I was surprised to find them 
rig'ht up over a quite good'-sized mountain 
that I crossed. It may be needless to say 

FEBRUARY 15, 1922 


PAGE 13 

that there were no people living through that 
country. For twenty-eight miles, I did not 
see a garden or the least sign of a living 
soul, except that the road had been a made 
one. There were many evidences of large as 
well as small game through the country and 
I saw a number of leopard tracks at places 
where I could not ride the w'heel. 

The men got in with the wagon about 9 
o'clock on Sunday morning. However some 
if them rushed through with my bedding yet 
on Saturday evening. Oh, how grateful I 
felt toward them for doing so. After they 
got in I dosed them quite heavilj- with Ar- 
sesieum 2X, and myself also. 

Wihen I was over at the Poste and was 
talking to Monsieur Blaud, who came over 
the same road just a few days before me, I 

told him that I was finished with traveling 
that road. He replied that he was too. We 
certainly were agreed that it was a bad road. 
Well, praise the Lord, that trip is now a 
thing of the past. Possibly it was for the 
best to make one trip that way so as to know 
the country better. Now I know what the 
country is toward the csast of Bozoum. There 
are not many people there, and what are there 
are two tribes mixed. A portion of the Banda 
comes is there and the others are Baya, but 
an entirely different Baya from the ones that 
we know. Pondo said that even he could not 
understand their language and they could not 
understand him. Probably the great body of 
that tribe if there is a great body of them 
anywhere is north of the Ouame River which 
seems to be a much better country. But for 

two days or so to the north of the Bossem- 
bali Poste, I found good country and the 
most densely populated section of the Bani, 
or Banou Tribe, that I have yet seen. That 
is the tribe that borders the Baya on the 
east. I would think that a mission station 
might be located there sometime, at a dis- 
ance of about thirty miles north of Bossem- 
bali. I often wondered where there would 
be a good place to locate to reach that tribe, 
as it is a quite widely scattered one, and I 
believe that I may have passed the place 
when coming here this time. That section is, 
seemingly, a very healthful one. But there 
are many honey bees there and the guineas 
roost even on the trees in the native villase. 
(To bo continued) 



ISome progress was made in the work at 
this plase last year. Not all was accom- 
plished that we desiied. Good work was 
done. The interest and attendance kept up 
well. The different auxiliaries held their own 
amid the general apostacy .and hard times. 
The spiritual side of the church improved and 
souls were born into the Kingdom. The fi- 
nances are in better condition than ever be- 
fore, despite the fact that the Mission Board 
withdrew their support at the beginning of 
the present pastorate. The pastor's salary 
and all other expenses were paid and a large 
balance left in the treasury. Our Easter of- 
fering was the largest ever raised and our 
part in the other special offering commend- 
able. One member, Sister Anna Clase, gave 
$500 to the Brethren Home, so we feel that 
we had a part as a church Vjuilding to build 
up the Kingdom of our Lord. Another for- 
ward step is seen in the sum set aside as the 
beginning of a building fund. Last June at 
our Children's L>ay service an offering was 
taken for this purpose and a goodly sum re- 
alized. Later a committee was appointed to 
look after the matter, but this committee 
thought it wise to move slowly until the busi- 
ness depression was lifted and our men got 
back to work again. 

A good beginning has been made in the 
work for this year. We have just passed 
through a season of special refreshment at 
the hand of the Lord. On the first day of the 
year Sister Emma Aboud began a series of 
evangelistic services which were far reach- 
ing in their effects and filled with rich bless- 
ings for all. Sister Aboud, in costume, 
preached forceful sermons that were rich in 
truth and powerful in conviction. The people 
came from f,aj and near until the church was 
filled to overflowing. Nearly every night the 
church was full, but on Sunday nights we 
turned people away. Our largest meeting was 
held one Sunday afternoon in the City Hall. 
The hall was filled and we had a great meet- 
ing. The members of other churches co-oper- 
ated better than ever before. Many left 
their own church sersdces to attend ours. 
Many from other churches rededicated their 
lives and a number were baptized during the 
services. People began to come forward early 
in the meeting and this kept up until 50 had 
been at the altar to confess Christ for the 
first time or to rededicate their lives to his 
service. One night our hearts rejoiced at see- 
ing a family of six, father, mother and four 
children giving their hearts to the Lord. 
Surely the angels in heaven rejoiced with us. 
A total number of thirty were baptized. 
Twenty-two were received into our church, 
and eight went to other churches. A few have 
not decided what they will do, but we hope 
they wiU come with us. The services were the 

talk of the town. Of course everything that 
was said was not favorabe but a good im- 
pression was made and new friends raised up 
for the Brethren church and Brethren doc- 
trines. Atogether it was a great meeting and 
we are encouraged to press on in the good 
work. ilOETON L. SANDS, Pastor. 


Readers of the Brethren Evangelist will be 
interested to learn that since the return of 
Dr. W. S. Bell as pastor of the First Breth- 
ren church at Dayton, Ohio, last September, 
the work of the congregation has been mov- 
ing steadily forward. As t'ne undcr-shepherd 
of this flock Dr. Bell is proving himself to 
be a very conservative leader and in his pas- 
toral activities is doing efficient and con- 
structive work for the church. At our com- 
munion the last of November we had a verj' 
impressive service ,as well as the most largely 
attended in the historj^ of the church. Fol- 
lowing that just before the close of the year 
the Father and Sons Banquet was a very in- 
spiring occasion with prominent speake.s, 
among whom was the Christian Mayor of the 
city, Mr. J. M. Switzer. The attendance was 
fine and the program higiilj' appreciated. The 
Berean Bible class with their efficient teach- 
er. Rev. ~Wm. A. Gearhart, featured the ele- 
gant line of lefreshments served by tie la- 
dies of the Women 's Missionary oSciety. All 
seem to be anticipating the Mother and 
Daughters Banquet for another season of like 
refreshments to be served by the Men of the 

The Annual Business Meeting of the church 
was held on Mondaj' evening, .January sec- 
ond with most satisfactory results, anticipat- 
ing a very vigorous progi'am for the congre- 
gation, for the New Year, in many ways. The 
Board of Trustees, the financial board, was 
authorized to improvise plans for the enlarge- 
ment of our church building to meet the needs 
of our growing Sunday school and church 
membershij. Brother Orion E. Bowman, the 
aggressive Sunday school superintendent, was 
re-elected for this year and there is special 
need for additional roof to meet the require- 
ments of our school. For example, the aver- 
age attendance at Sunday ' school for the 
vear of 192,0, was 3D7, but the average in the 
Sunday school for 1921 was 470. 

Total offering for the Sunday school was $2,- 
102.31. Total offering of W." M. S., $2,080..1.'5. 
Church Building Fund, $4,798.95. General 
fund, $8,761.83. The grand total of receipts 
wei-e $18,208.01. Ifi4 new members were 
added to the congregation. 105 came from 
the Sunday school. 

The average attendance for 1922 has 

reached 622, and the largest number in at- 
tendance on any one Sunday of the Sunday 
school was 812, during a merged service of 
the Revival Campaign, just closed on the 
22nd. The superintendent has specially feat- 
ured the opening exercises of the school for 
several months past with an orchestra, and 
special renderings of some of the best quar- 
tets and soloists of the city, and this has 
proved a great attraction in connection with 
a series of contests of the school. 

The previously planned Evangelistic Cam- 
paign was opened actively on the evening of 
January 3rd, with Rev. B. T. Burnworth, as 
evangelist. Rev. Arthur Lynn, the ' ' Golden 
Tenor" soloist and inspirational song leader 
of national reputation had charge of the mu- 
sic, and was supported by Mrs. Marie Marks 
and Robert Kline as pianists through the 
campaign. A large volunteer chorus faith- 
fully supported the meetings and sang the 
Gospel into the hearts of the appreciative 
crowds of people who attended the meetings 
regularly. Notwithstanding our large auditor- 
ium on several Sunday eevning occasions 
people were turned away or accommodated in 
the Social rooms of the church in an overflow 
service. The stirring and burning messages 
of the evangelist and the appealing Gospel 
messages in song helped greatly in the salva- 
tion of precious souls. During the meeting 
46 confessed Christ, and most of them have 
been baptized and recei\ed into the church. 
Some came by relation and letter. Words of 
praise were heard on every side, for the ex- 
cellent results achieved .during the campaign 
which closed January 22nd witn a packed au- 

From the time that Dr. Bell, our efficient 
pastor came to us last fall until the opening 
of the revival, 21 had been received into 
church fellowship, of whom 14 were received 
by baptism and the others by letters and re- 
lation, so that about 65 persons have been re- 
ceived into oliureh fellowship since last Sep- 
tember, giving added responsibility to the 
pastor and his corps of Christian workers. It 
was an inspiring sight to witness the conse- 
cration of the Sunday school officered force 
set apart especially on Sunday morning of the 
15th, there being over 100 in the gi'oup of 
workers dedicated to that service. When we 
built in 1911 and dedicated in 1912 we 
thought we had built large enough for many 
years, but now we find much more room is 
needed to cai-e for our school and church. 

Pray for us that we may be kept busy at 
the Master's work with faithful men and 
women and young people interested in carry- 
ing forward the Gospel message for the sal- 
vation of many precious souls in this great 
and wicked city, and we will remember you 
in our prayers. WILLIAM C. TEETER, 

Coresponding Secretary. 

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FEBRUARY 15, 1922 


Much is being saiU. iiuui the puJpit aud 
other places tliat the time has coiue lor the 
iaity to get ou the job and ao some of the 
things that has heietotore been ,aone by the 
mmisterSj so' as (Jhristian work is con- 
corned. Already there are eminent iaymeu 
taking their stand at the front of this move- 
ment, one such is the Hon. Wm. Jennings 
B^yan who is now devoting a little of his 
time to the cause of Christianity. 

The writer is in full sympathy with such 
a course on the part of the Jaity, both men 
and women. It is too much for us to expect 
ail of the Christian work done, to be aoue 
by the ministry and just a few of the lead- 
ers of the churches. It is time for all, or 
at least, a large majority of our laymen to 
pull off their coats, roll up their sieeves auu 
get into their places and work for all there is 
m it, for the cause of Christ and the church. 

ii*or a few years at the National Conference 
of the Brethren church thei» have been Lay- 
men's lUeetings at which time some quite in- 
spiring messages were given and other vaJu- 
aDie information offered for the edihcation of 
the laymen present. How ever, there was no 
organization formed which^as" governed by a 
Constitution and By-Laws. Each year a ne-\v 
sot of officers were elected an,d these persons 
Were supposed to take charge of proceedings. 
TJlnteT^this form of government there has 
been nothing notable acocmplished but there 
was something, which we hope will be both 
notable and prolitable to the Brethren fra- 
ternity, come before this informal organiza- 
tion at the last general conference, namely, 
' 'JElLe_Student 's Aid i'und, ' ' fathered by 
T. C. Leslie, of Nappanee, Indiana. 
"T?he purpose of this Fund is to help young 
men aud women of our fraternity who wish 
to devote their lives to ministry in the Breth- 
ren church or on the Brethren mission fields 
and who do not have sufficient funds to car- 
ry them through school at our Ashland Col- 
lege. Below you will see the resolutions that 
were formed and adopted by the laymen pres- 
ent, and five prominent, consecrated and 
trustworthy men were chosen and elected to 
.act as Board of Trustees to this fund. 

Here is a proposition that CANNOT BE 
of those young people who are willing to ded- 
icate their lives to the cause of Christ are 
hindered from proceeding to get the neces- 
sary education because of finances. So 
the need of a definitely responsible Laymen's 
Organization to systematically and in busi- 
ness manner DO THEIE OWN WORK. That 
is just the plan and desire of those who fos- 
ter the Student's Aid Fund. Following are 
the Eesolutions as adopted at the last meet- 
ing of the laymen at the National Conference. 
These are self-explanatory but if perchance 
there are questions which arise in your mind 
that are not clearly and definitely answered, 
enclose a self-addressed and stamped envelope 
to the writer of this article and he will en- 
deavor to give you more detailed information, 
according to your questions. 

The Brethren church has several auxiliary 
organizations, the W. M. S., The Christian 
Endeavor, S. M. M. and others and all of 
these ave either for just the women, girls or 
young people and nowhere that I know of 
do the men have any responsibility through 
an organization that will place them in the 
"useful column," but then the men are no 
good unless they have the women to accom- 
pany them, so the purpose and plan of the 
Layman's Organization will be to include the 

It is too far ahead now, to say just what 
all can be accomplished through an organiza- 
tion of this kind but it is safe to say that 
with a concerted, organized and unified effort 
will develop much more good than just the 
single efforts on the part of a few of the 

It will not be so very long until our next 
Conference at Winona Lake, Indiana, and so 
let every person who reads this article and 
sees with us, the need of just such a united 
effort on the part of the laity, get in touch 
with at least one of the members of the ex- 
ecutive committee or the board of directors 
of the Student's Aid Fund aud then be pre- 
pared to help in whatever way possible to 
put this across in a bona-fide manner at the 
next conference. 

Again we want to say that the time is now- 
here when the laymen of the church must do 
their bit in fuithering the Gospel. Also let 
us as Brethren put the name ' ' Brethren 
Church" before the world so that they might 
know that this is a church that stands for the 
Bible, The Whole Bible and Nothing But the 
Bible. The ministry alone cannot accomplish 
this, the Laymen must LIVE IT and TELL 
IT. Are you ready? 


President Layman's National Organization, 

of Brethren Church. 

12:21 West Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio. 


To the Layman's Conference of the Breth- 
ren Church: 

We the committee on Working jilaus for 
the ' ' Student 's Aid I'lmd ' ' wish to submit 
the following resolutions: 

Kesolution One 
Part 1. 

Be it resolved that the Layman 's Organiza- 
tion of the Brethren Church CREATE a fund 
to be known as the ' ' Student 's Aid Fund. ' ' 
Said fund to be used in aiding young men 
and women, in a financial way, who wish to 
dedicate their lives to the i nssionary activi 
ties and to the ministry of the Brethren 
church, so that they may get the necessary 
education and training for their work. This 
fund to be distributed according to the follow- 
ing rules aud by the Board mentioned here- 
Part 2. 

That the raising of this ' ' Studeut-'s Aid 
Fund" be broug'ht to the attention of the 
various pastors, churches, individuals, organ- 
ized classes and other organizations of the 
church and that contributions aud gifts there- 
to be solicited by the Board of this Student's 
Aid Fund. 

Be it further resolved that the Layman's 
Organization of the Brethren church elect 
five (5) of its members to constitute a body 
known as the ' ' Ti-ustees of the Student 's Aid 
Fund" of the Brethren church. One mem- 
ber of this Board to be elected for the period 
of five years, one for four years, one for 
three years, one for two years and one for 
one year. Thus having at least one new 
member elected each succeeding year. This 
Board shall be empowered to administer said 
fund to the various applicants according to 
its judgment, together with the advice of the 
local church from which the applicant comes. 
Rule 1. 

The applicant shall have a recommenda- 
tion from both his or her local church and 
the faculty of the 'College after the first year 
of attendance at College. No student shall 
receive this aid unless the above named rec- 
ommendations be in the hands of the Board 
of Student's Aid Fund within a time limit 
which shall be named by the Board. 
Rule 2. 

The amount of financial aid given through 
this Board shall be underwritten by the local 
church and the said amount to be paid by 
the church to this Student's Aid Fund upon 
failure of the student to fill his or her part 
of the contract. 
Rule 3. 

This fund shall be used to loan to success- 
ful applicant at a rate of interest not to ex- 
ceed four (-1) percent per annum, not com- 
Eule 4. 

The principal of this loan shall be paid 

back by the applicant at the rate of ten (lu 
percent of the entire principal at the end oi 
the first year after the completion of the fcjem- 
iuary work. The balance shall be paid at the 
rate of eighteen (IS) percent annually until 
the full amount of the loan be paid. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Henry Rinehart, 
T. C. Leslie, 
Josiah Maus, 
Ada B. Wood, 
Geo. F. Kemm. 

Committee on Working plans for Student's 

Aid Fund. 

The Committee on Nominations for the 
Board of Trustees of the Student's Aid Fund 
reported the following names, which were 
duly accepted: 

For 5 years, Henry Rinehart, Flora, lud. 
For 4 years H. V. Wall, Long Beach, Cal. 
For 3 yciai-s, T. C. Leslie, Nappanee, Ind. 
For 2 years, S. P. Hoover, Waterloo, Iowa. 
For 1 year, E. L. Kilhefner, Ashland, Ohio. 

At the first meeting of this Board the mem- 
bers that were present elected the following 
members of the Board as their officers: 

T. C. Leslie — President. 

E. L. Kilhefner, Secretary and Treasurer. 
Officers of National Organization: 
Earl Huette, President, Dayton, Ohio. 
T. C. Leslie, Vice President, Nappanee, Ind. 
Mrs. Mae Taylor, secretary and Treasurer, 

Uniondale, Indiana. 


We are indeed glad to have Brother Buru- 
worth at home again. Mrs. Burnworth filled 
t'he pulpit very acceptably the first Sunday 
he was away. The second Brother Z. T. Liv- 
engood, preached. 

The third Sunday the meeting was in 
charge of the Women's Missionary Society, 
and the fourth Sunday Brother Gossard 
preached for us. We did not have any eve- 
ning service. ALICE GARBER. 


Krypton is situated 227 miles southeast of 
Louisville in a mining community. I ar- 
rived here on the evening of January 2 to 
take charge of the school work, and many 
have been my experiences since I arrived. 
I find a very intelligent class of children. 
We have a daily average of 52 scholars. Sis- 
ter Remple teaches the Primary, besides three 
Bible classes daily. She not only knows the 
word of God, but she knows how to teach it 
to others. Borther Remple is a very Busy 
man with so many varied things to do at a 
place like this. 

The Eemples are doing all that is possible 
for any one to do here. The school is the only 
way to get the children. And oh! how anx- 
ious they are to study the Bible here, and to 
find out the vc^j to be saved. Soliciting the 
prayers of God's people for me and the work 
here, I am your servant, 






After closing my meeting at Pleasant Hill, 
Ohio, I spent one day in Columbus with 
Brother Christiansen. He is doing splendid 
work there. He has the largest congregations 
and the best attended prayer meetings that 
they have had for years. He has recently 
taken a number of splendid people into the 
church and it is gaining prestige. 

At Middlebranch I found some excellent 
people. But they have no regular pastor un- 
til recently, Brother Shively has been serving 
them. He is well liked and gives them good 

FEBRUARY 15, 1922 


PAGE 15 

i'liere is plenty of wealth here, if they 
ouiy thougiit so, they couia support a pastor 
ou the groona. A good inau ncre conliuuiliy 
eould soon build up a strong church. 

This spiritual liae has been at a rather low 
ebD, auu while there is no serious dilticulty, 
they have not been active. 

Inirty years ago I dedicated this church 
M-ith a meniberskip oi nine. We had ji±'ty-two 
additions at that meeting. The next spring 
i held another meeting and had some tmrty 
or more added to the church again. Then i 
iiioved to Philadelphia. That was thirty years 
ago. They had nearly lUU members tuen and 
they were alive. But they have had some 
darii days since, 1 have been often told since. 
I found nothing seriously wrong, if Broth- 
er iShively couid be on the ground, or any 
other good luau, ii would soon be put upon 
its feet and could, like Louis\ me, se\ eu miles 
away, be a strong church. 

A few years ago it seemed that Brother 
Boardman was rapidly putting it upon its 
feet, although he was only a student pastor 
then. But when he left it seemed to sink 
again. I soon discovered that it would take 
a long-er time and a better time of year than 
the holidays for me to put it on its feet. It 
seems a great pity indeed, that a good man 
couid not move there and in less than two 
years, it seems to us, we could have a good 
self-supporting church. 

We had good interest and goo.d congrega- 
tions though a little slump over the holidays, 
but we closed at rather a high tide with three 
additions the last night. 

The pastor couid be with me only two 
nights, and it was a little hard for me to 
grasp the situation but about the time I got 
a hold of it, we closed. Financially they did 
above our expectation. I ask the brotherhood 
to pray for this church to get awake to her 
possibilities and opportunities. 

Surely this church should, and easily could, 
become a power in the town, as it is the only 
church in Middlebranch. i am intense^ in- 
terested in this church because it could be 
made a strong, successful church. 

I never had a better home than at Brother 
and Sister Wise. Brother Basil and iSistei 
Mary are the parents of Paul Wise that we 
used to hear so much of in the Evangelist. 
Paul is now married, well educated, and liv- 
ing in Baltimore, another place where we 
should have had a church twenty years ago. 

After closing the meeting I was taken to 
Canton, Ohio, and took a 4 A. M. train for 
home, after an absence of five months. I 
found all well and happy. I took a long 
needed rest of ten days. While I was there 
I attended services in the Wiiole Gospel Mis- 
sion Brethren church at i7th and McKean 
streets. This church has gone through some 
dark days for the last three years, since I 
have been in the evangelistic field. But it is 
still on the map. It is slowly, gradually, but 
surely coming up again. Sunday school is in- 
creasing, new pupils have been added, nearly 
every Sunday for months, and since Brother 
Clifford and wife put their letters in here, he 
has been preaching once every Sunday free 
of charge, and while I was home we had one 
of the best communions I ever attended. 
Brother Clifford is standing noblj- by the 
work and is universally loved for his sacri- 
fice of love. I hope the time is not far dis- 
tant when I can flee to his rescue and he and 
I with a few other noble, faithful souls will 
soon again have a strong spiritual Whole 
Gospel church in South Philadelphia. 

On Monday night, January tenth I had 
again to bid farewell and leave for the south. 
I am now engaged in the greatest meeting 
in many waj'S I have had for thirty years. 
Many nights the house will not hold haif of 
the people and many souls are being saved. 
But I will give a full report of this meeting 
in my next letter. My time is about all tak- 
en till the middle of June. I could possibly 
wedge in one meeting of two or three weeks 

as one of my dates is not definitely fixed. I 
\\'ould like to say to ail; correspond with me 
early, as I already have two dates fixed after 
National Confei-enee. By corresponding at 
least six months ahead I can arrange my 
meetings more satisfactorily both to the 
churches and to myself. 

I want to add this closing statement. We 
need to become more consecrated as a church, 
and more and more a church of prayer. 1 
find that a form of Godliness without the 
power is the curse of churches everywhere in 
these days of apostacy. 


1942 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 


Our evangelistic campaign from January 
8th to the y2nd under the leadership of Ke\'. 
Willis E. Eonk and the pastor was a splen- 
did success. Speaking from the pastor 's 
standpoint, I found in Brother Eonk a most 
excellent yokefellow. Of course this was nut 
the first, nor the second, time we had been 
in the harness together, therefore, we could 
each say at the beginning, "Come on, let's 
go. ' ' Brother Eonk did all of the preaching, 
and his messages were of a very high type 
and they rang true to the old BOOK. 

In advertising this campaign we gave it 
six characteristics, as follows: ''Brief, Bright, 
Brisk, Brave, Broad, Brotherly," which was 
in evidence throughout the meeting. The im- 
mediate results in accessions were four con- 
fessions and two by letter but the success of 
this campaign can not be estimated by num- 
bers for two reasons at least, (a) The field 
was closely gleaned last year, (b) Our pres- 
ent temporary location is very poor and unin- 

No ' ' clap-trap ' ' methods were used nor 
' ' sensationalism ' ' resorted to in this cam- 
paign; but the faithful and timely presenta- 
tion of the glorious truths which wei-e lived 
and taught by the MAN of GALILEE. The 
attendance excellent throughout the two 
weeks, which manifests on the part of the 
people, a desire for the real "milk of the 
W^ord. ' ' I am fully persuaded that there is 
now a very general tendency from profes- 
sional evangelism to pastoral evangelism, 
then let us ' ' make full proof of our ministry 
and do the work of an evangelist." 

There was also a very general quickening 
of the spiritual life of the membership, and 
several who had become somewhat negligent, 
have enlisted as regular attendants, and all 
members seem to have new courage. I am 
now enga'ged in my ' ' follow up ' ' campaign 
an.d I expect to receive others into the church. 

We had the pleasure of having Mrs. Eonk 
with us during the last Aveek of the meet- 
ing; it was a pleasure to have her in our 
home as well as in the congregation. Brother 
and Sister Eonk made many friends for 
themselves while here and we are sure they 
made many friends for the Brethren church 

This entire congregation is anxiously look- 
ing forward to the time when we will have 
a new house of worship, which we must have 
in order to grow. And yet we realize the 
greatness of the task for a small congrega- 
tion, but we are talking to the Lord about 
it and doing our best, and we are hoping for 
a new building before another winter. Ee- 
member us at the Throne of Grace. 

L. G. WOOD. 

JANUARY, 1922 

Br. Ch., Canton, O., $ 15.50 

Mrs. J. A. Guiley, Canton, O., ... 

Vina Snyder, Canton, O., 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Smith, Canton, O., M 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Hang, Canton, O., M 
Bessie Snyder, Canton, O., M 


Mr. & Mrs. W. I. Zellars, Canton, O.M 5.00 

C. E., Canton, Ohio, M 5.00 

Eev. & Mrs. F. C. Vanator, Canton, 

O., M 5.00 

Mrs. H. H. Herbruck, Canton, O., .M 10.00 

Loyal Women's Class, Canton, O., M 7.00 
Mr. & Mrs. P. M. Snyder, Canton, 

O., M 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. F. B. Lindower, Canton, 

O., M 5.00 

Inez V. Summers, Canton, O., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Spice, Canton, O., M 5.00 

W. M. S., Canton, O., M 8.50 

L D. Ellis, Oanton, O., M 5.00 

S. M. M., Canton, O., M 5.00 

S. S., Loree, Ind., 15.17 

Faiiview Ch., Vv^ash, C. H., O., 40.05 

Bethany Ch., Hamlin, Ivans., 90.00 

W. M. S., Hamlin, Kans., M 10.00 

Muncie, Ind., Church, 50.00 

Goshen, Indiana church, 430.71 

Wm. H. Miller, Mt. Hope, W. Va., M 5.00 

Mrs. E. D. Martin, Pioneer, O., . . .M 5.00 

Mrs J. B. Wampler, AppoUo, Pa., . .M 5.00 

A Friend, Dayton, O., 30.00 

Boethian Bible CI., Dayton, O., . . . .M 2.50 

John Bisset, Dayton, O., M 2.50 

Mexico, Ind., church, 44.00 

Mrs. J. B. MiUer, Sidney, Ind., M 5.00 

Los Angeles, 1st Ch., 50.17 

Sadie MiUer, Los Angeles, Oal., . . .M 5.00 

Eev. A. P. Eeed, Los Angeles, M 5.00 

C. B. Sherer, Los Angeles, M 5.00 

Morris Lefflcr, Los Angeles, M 5.00 

Mattie Judson, Los Angeles, M 5.00 

Lenna Evans, Claypool, Ind., M 5.00 

National W. M. S., 50.00 

Boethian Class, Dayton, O., M 2.50 

Beaver City, Nebr. church, 100.00 

Mrs. A. T. Niekerson, Beaver City, 

Nebraska, M 

A. T. Niekerson, Beaver City, Neb., M 
Emma Atwood, Lincoln, Neb., ....M 
Fannie Richard, Beaver City, Neb. M 
Mary Seibert, Beaver City, Neb., M 
Joseph Johnston, Beaver City, Neb., M 
Helen Seibert, Beaver City, Neb. M 
Eev. .J. F. Watson, Beaver City, 

Neb., M 

Carlton Ch., Garwin, Iowa, 70.66 

Hagerstown, Md., church, 130.50 

S. S., Hagerstown, Md., 50.00 

Pri. Dept. S. S., Hagerstown, Md., M 25.00 

W. M. S., Hagerstown, Md., M 37.50 

Mrs. Piy Cost, Hagerstown, Md., . . M 
Beulah Hartle, Hagerstown, Md., .M 
Mrs. J. M. Tombaugh, Hagerstown, 

Md., M 

C. E. Society, Hagerstown, Md., ..M 25.00 

Jr. Dept., Hagerstown, Md., M 25.00 

Ladies' Aid Soc, Hagerstown, Md., M 10.00 
Caroline Frownfelter, Philadelphia, 

Pa M 5.00 

Dr. J. A. Long, Frederick City, Md., M 5.00 
Rev. G. C. Carpenter, Hagerstown, 

Md., M 5.00 

Mrs. G. C. Carpenter, Hagerstown, 

Md., M 5.00 

Alice Schindle, Hagerstown, Md., .M 5.00 
H.[ M. Musselman, Hagerstown, 

Md., M 5.00 

Jane Welsh, Baltimore, Md., M 5.00 

Eoy Spreehcr, Hagerstown, Md., ..M 5.00 

Wm. Yessler, Chewsville, Md., M 5.00 

C. F. Myers, Hagerstown, Md., ...M 5.00 

Julia Schindle, Hagerstown, Md., ..M 5.00 

David Schindle, Hagerstown, Md. .M 5.00 

C. H. Eohrer, Hagerstown, Md., ..M 5.00 

Eev. A. B. Cover, Wash, D. C M 5.00 

T. W. Fahrney, Hagerstown, Md., M 5.00 

A Missionary, Hagersown, Md., 5.00 

Mapleville. Md., collection, 17.00 

Interest 57.81 

Br. Ch., Morrill, Kansas, 26.59 

S. C. FUckinger, Morrill, Kans., . .M 7.00 

N. S. Schoch, Morrill, Kans., M 5.00 

Oliver Messmoro, Morrill, Kans., . .M 5.00 

E. L. FQiekinger, Morrill, Kans., .. .M 5.00 

Rufus Miller, Morrill, Kans., M 5.00 

Mahlon Lichtv, Morrill, Kans., M 5.00 

Loyal Bible Class, Morrill, Kans., M 5.00 

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FEBRUARY 15, 1922 

Mr. & Mrs. Gitui McKim, Morrill, 

K.ajisas, M 7.00 

Eev. A.E. Whitted, Morrill, Kans., M 15.,00 

J. Jb'. Kistner, Morrill, Kaus., M 5.00 

Liewis A. Cardwell, MorriU, Kans., M 5.00 
Willing Youth's Class, MorriU, 

Kaus., M 5.00 

The Gleaners Class, MorriU, Kans., M 5.00 

D. E. Wagner, Morrill, Kaus., M 15.00 

Men's Glass, Morrill, Kans., M 5.00 

A Friend, Morrill, Kans., M 5.00 

Maurertown, Va., Ch., S-i.05 

Vernon Chapel, Limestone, Tenn., . . . 9.10 

Eev. Mary Pence, Limestone, Tenn. M 5.00 

Ashland, O., Church, iO,00 

Bev. Martin Shively, Ashland, O., M 5.00 

E. L. Kilhefner, Ashland, O., M 25.00 

Amy WoiSt, Ashland, O., M 10.00 

Eev. A. L. DeLozier, Ashland, O., .M 10.00 

E. J. Worst, Ashland, 0., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Anspach, Ashland, 

O., M 5.00 

Rev. & Mrs. Geo. S. Baer, Ashlaud, 

O., M 5.00 

Dr. J. A. MiUer, Ashland, O., M 5.00 

Ira D. Slotter, Ashland, O., M 5.00 

Eev. J. A. Garber, Ashland, O., . . M 5.00 

Mrs. Hortense Wertz, Crestline, O., M 25.00 
Mr. & Mrs. John Bricker, Eossville, 

Ind., M 10.00 

Liberty, Va., Ch., 5.00 

W. M. S., Liberty, Va., M 10.00 

McLouth, Kans, Ch., 0.00 

Berne, Ind, Bethel Ch., 27.01: 

New Enterprise, Ba. Ch., o2.87 

Middle Branch, O. Ch., 1.00 

W. M .S., Dayton, O., M 20.00 

MiUedgeville, 111. Ch., 80.00 

Eev. M. J. Snyder, MiUedgeville, 

111., M 5.00 

J. E. MiUer, MiUedgeville, lU., . . . M 5.00 

E. J. Meyer, MiUedgeville, 111., . . M 5.00 
Israel & Eebeeca Ponrod, Glendora, 

Gal., M 25.00 

Brighton, Ind., Ch., 23.00 

Portis, Kans., Ch., 100.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Israel C. Beeghly, New 

Lebanon, Ohio, M 5.00 

CoUege Corner, Ind, Ch., 10.00 

Ealph Cox, Spokane, Wash., M 20.35 

W. M. S., AUentown, Pa., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Melvin D. Kerr, Bryan, 

O., M 20.00 

Willing Workers' Class, Bryan, O. M 2.00 

Pittstown, N. J., Calvary Ch., 33.00 

Little Workers, S. S. Class, Cone- 

maugh, Pa., M 5.00 

Nettie J. (O'Neill) Eockford, Cone- 

maugh. Pa., M 5.00 

St. James, Md., Ch., 28.90 

Mi-s. S. J. Lichty, Waterloo, Iowa, M 25.00 

John Bisset, Dayton, O., M 2.50 

Golden Eule Bible Class, Dayton, O M 5.00 

Miss Maude Stoner, Dayton, O., .. .M 31.83 

M. W. Eikenberry, Kokomo, Ind.,.. 1.00 

Augcline Eikenberry, Kokomo, 1.00 

J. Warren Eikenberry, Kokomo, .... .50 

Total, $2,562.80 

Previously reported, Gen. Fund, . . $6,976.42 
Previously reported, Ky. Fund, . . . $1,654.07 
Previously reported, Bldg. and Miscel- 

cellaneous Funds, $1,225.62 

January receipts. Gen. Fund, .... $2,008.86 

January receipts, Ky. Fund, $ 518.94 

January receipts, Bldg 'and Misc.,.. $ 35.00 
Total receipts to Feb. 1st, Gen'l., $8,985.28 
Total receipts to Feb 1st, Ky.,. . $2,173.01 
Total receipts to Feb. 1st, Bldg. and 

Misc. funds, $1,260.62 

Grand total, aU funds, $12,418.91 

List of Cliiirches Reporting Their Thanksgiv- 
ing offerings in January 

(Those leacliing the GOAL of ONE DOI-- 
LAE per member are indicated by asterisks). 
Ohi,o District 

*Ganton, Ohio, $160.00 

Fairview, Wash., C. H. O., 40.05 

Pioneer, Ohio, 5.00 

Dayton, Ohio (Additional) 96.83 

Ashland, Ohio, 150.00 

»Bryan, Ohio (additional), 20.00 

Indiana District 

Loree, Ind., $ 15.17 

Muncie, Ind., > 50.00 

Goshen, Ind., 430.71 

Mexico, Ind., 44.00 

Sidney, Ind. (additional), 10.00 

Cambria, Ind., 10.00 

*Bethel, Berne, Ind. (additional), . . 27.04 

New Enterprise, Ind. (additional), 32.87 

Brighton, Ind., 23.00 

College Corner, Ind., 10.00 

Iliiokota District 

Carlton, Garwin, Iow.a, (additional), 70.66 

MiUedgeville, 111., 100.00 

Waterloo, Iowa (additional), 25.00 

Mid-West District 

*Hamlin, Kansas, $100.00 

Beaver City, Nebr., 100.00 

Morrill, Kansas, 130.59 

MuLouth, Kansas, 6.00 

Portis, Kans., (additional), 100.00 

Pennsylvania District 

* AUentown (additional), $ 5.00 

Conemaugh, (additional), 12.00 

"Calvary, N. J., (additional), 33.00 

Southern California 

1st. Ch., Los Angeles, $ 75.17 

N|Orth-West District 

Spokane, Wash., (partial), $ 20.35 

Maaryland-Virginia District 

*Hagerstown, Md., $400.00 

Maurertown, Va., 84.05 

Vernon Chapel Limestone, Tenn, . . . 14.10 

Liberty, Va., 15.00 

St. James, Md., 28.90 

Eespectfully submitted, 
Home Mission Secretary. 

(Note — Brother Bowman with characteris- 
tic thoroughness had attached the date of re- 
ceipt in connection with each item, but in or- 
der to accommodate ourselves to the narrow 
columns and proper lining we have omitted 
the dates which extend from September 15, 
1921 to January 10, 1922. Editor). 


C. L. Mowi-er, Fremont, Ohio, $ 5.00 

C. W. Askins, Dayton, Ohio, 5.00 

Jenny Lynn, Dayton, Ohio, 10.00 

Mildred Kinsey, Dayton, Ohio, .25 

Llsie Showalter est, by J. S. Swartz, 

Mt. Clinton, Va., 1000.00 

Lucy Eipple, Johnstown, Pa., 10.00 

H. D. Eiugler, Meyersdale, Pa., 10.00 

Ada Ebbinghous, Elkhart, Ind., 15.00 

C. G. Delk, Dayton, Ohio, 10.00 

L. T. Burkert, Dayton, Ohio, 10.00 

B. F. Detrick, Dayton, Ohio, 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. I. M. Murray, West Sa- 
lem, Ohio, 10.00 

John A. Miller, Meyersdale, Pa., . . . 100.00 

Katherine Johnston, Waynesboro, Pa., 5.00 

Laura N. Hedrick, Hallandale, Fla., . 25.00 

Arda L. Hedrick, Hallandale, Fla.,. . 25.00 

J. S. Denny, Long Beach, Cal., 1.00 

G. C. Brumbaugh & Wife, HiU City, 

Kansas, 2.50 

Mrs. A. J. Long, ShanksviUe, Pa., . . . 10.00 

E. E. Boon, Dunham, Cal., 10.00 

J. S. Spickerman, Marysville, Mo., . . 5.00 

Edward Wagley, Nappanee, Ind., . . . 5.00 

Olga E. Heltman, Modesto, Cal., . . . 10.00 

Cyrus Snyder, Glover Gap, W. Va.,. . 10.00 

Anna E. Grubb, Ashland, Ore., 10.00 

Mrs. E. G. Goodo, Harrisburg, Va.,. . 1.00 

John Probert, Inglewood, Oal., 10,0.00 

Emma M. Abond, Conemaugh, Pa.,.. 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Longenecker, Day- 
ton, Ohio, 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Suowden, Pamona, 

Cal., 5.00 

Lydice Baker, Swanton, O., 2.00 

C. H. & Anna Flory, Yorba Linda, 

Cal., 25.00 

First Br. church, Dayton, Ohio, .... 5.00 

Loyal Workers Class, Berne, Ind.,... 20.00 

Hazel Keiser, Bryan, Ohio, 10.00 

Sarah Drotle, Helena, Okla., 1.00 

Annie M. Eosabaugh, Conemaugh, Pa., 20.00 
H. A. Drummoud, Criskany, Cong, Va., 5.00 
Mrs. Otto Stout and Children, Nap- 
panee, Ind., 3.55 

Turlock Sunday school, Turlock, Cal., 10. UU 

N. D. Wright, Racket, W. Va., 25.00 

J. H. Weaver, Racket, W. Va., 2.50 

Mrs. Samuel Kimmel, Falls City, 

Nebraska, 250.00 

Carrie M. Stoffer, Homeworth, O., ... 5.00 
Woman's Miss. Soc, Phila Pa., 1st 

Ch., 10.00 

J. W. Hunt, Johnstown, Pa., 1,0.00 

S. H. Keiser, Wife, Bryan, 0., 10.00 

Paul N. Burmbaugh, Wash., D. C, . . 5.00 
Eespectfuly submitted, 
OEION E. BOWMAN, Secy. Treas. 
Dayton, Ohio, February 1, 1922. 



Will those having friends in Ft. Wayne, 
Indiana, who should be interested in the 
work of the Brethren church, please send the 
name and address of the same to 
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ham, 2111 Smith Street. 

Following are the names of some whom we 
have not been able to locate. Perhaps Evan- 
gelist readers can help us by sending street 

Air. Holderman. 

Mr. and Mrs. Norcatur. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Miracle. 

Dora, Bertha and Myrtle Mangold. 

Ethel and Myrtle Silberg. 

Peari Webber. 

Alma Cambell. Thank you,, 

MES. J. E. HAM. 

Summer Schools of Missions 

At Lebanon, Illinois,, June 13 to 17; Win- 
ona Lake, Indiana June 21 to 28; Lake Gen- 
eva, Wisconsin, July 3 to 10; Dixon, Illinois, 
August 7 to 13. All women and girls of the 
Missionary societies and Sisterhoods Sunday 
school teachers and leaders of missionary 
committees are urged to attend and prepare 
for larger service. 

Week's expenses approximately $25.00, in- 
cluding railroad fare if distance is not too 
great. For further information write to 
Mrs. J. A. Leas, 1306 Byron St., Chicago, 111. 


Feet Washing A Church Ordinance, (4 pp.) 

by Gillin, per 100, 35 cents. 
The New Testament Teaching of the Lord's 
Supper, (6 pp.) by Rench, per 100, 45 
Baptism, (8 pp.) by GUlin, per 100, 50 cents. 
These are well written doctrinal tracts, 
concise and to the point. Every Brethren 
church should have a liberal supply for dis- 
tribution among prospective members and 
also among m.any who are already members 
of the church, but who have no clear idea 
of the peculiar doctrinal teaching of the 

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The Dearth and Opportunity of the Ministiy 

Editorial Eeview, 

Ashland College Recognized — Editor, 

The Educational Problem — ^President E. E. Jacob; 

The Greatest Thing— Dr. E. M. Oobb, 

The Influence of Music— Mrs. Belle M. Ewing, . . 
Answers to Queries — Amigo, 


B. T. Bumworth, 2 Are We Belated to God? — Harry D. Eingler, 

3 The Way to Freedom — ^Charles E. Eyock, 

3 Witnessing for Jesus — Pearl Jackson, 

4 Importance of the Prayer Life — Mrs. L. 6. Wood, . 

5 Christian Endeavor Week at Allentown, 

•0 A Service Set-up — G. W. Abbott, 

ti Excei-pts from Missionary Epistles of J. S. Gribble, 


The Dearth and Opportunity of the Ministry 

The dearth in the ministry is real and deplorable. There is a 
discard of the ministry as an ideal life's calling and the greatest of 
life's vocations. Let us not be superficial in our analysis for this 
did not come upon us all at once; and to say the war did it, does not 
prove it, nor solve it. The war was a po"\verful contributing agency 
that accelerated a subtle and insidious disrespect for the ministry. 
The proverbial parson as a Wholly abnormal creature has been car- 
icatured as sepulchral and a necessary nuisance. He is known by his 
white collar, black tie, stalking about with his hands behind him, 
his feet on the earth and his head in heaven, wdthal if not heavenly 
certainly unearthly. He is associated with funerals and undertakers 
and is about as welcome in the homel as the aioromentioned. This 
kind of cartooning is absurd, untruthful, yet powerful in scope and 
influence. The moving picture menace alwaj's represents the Protes- 
tant minister in some humiliating light and the priest in an act of 
mercy. The explanation to that is that the Jew controls the moving 
picture industry. But we are far afield if we think that is what has 
kept young men out of the ministry and every yea^ is causing five 
thousand to leave who were once in this profession. 
Wliat Are the Reasons of the Dearth? 

Istt The home Is to blame. We are safe in saying that two- 
thirds of our people have no homes. They have a house where meals 
are served at all hours, where Sundays are spent in sleep, where the 
family is never seen all together at one time. No longer once a day 
is there a family reunion, a reading of the Word, a family prayer. 
There is no family counsel and' no altar. A, mother recently said, 
"My children never have heard my voice in prayer," and more the 
pity, they don't expect ever to hear their father's." 

Then there was that old custom of setting aside one of the chil- 
dren for the ministry. One of the children, yes in those days the 
family did not consist of a poodle dog, a canary bird and a victrola. 
Now, if there is one child it causes so much trouble for its card 
playing mother that more are simply out of the question, and that 
poor child in a rich home, of course, must grow up to. bo nothing like 
the parents. In olden days a father and mother reared their stal- 
wart sons and daughters at the family altar. It was serious busi- 
ness (and it still is the most serious business in the world) and 
dedicated one to the ministry. In our modern well-to-do homes where 
they have bright sons, you mention the ministry to them at your 
peril, and they will inform you that that will do for some poor boy, 
their children do. not have to be everybody's servant. And if you 

will look over the ministry you will find it is the poor boy that 
starves his way throug'h college and that today is in the miuistrj'. 
But our homes that refuse any sacrifice, must likewise not conclude 
they are Christian either. 

2nd. Church is to blame. After all the constitviency of the 
church are the most gullible of those of any other institution. A 
business man doesn't talk down his business, but many a person has 
never heard anything but the mistakes of the church, how sister so 
and so got offended; taUcing, yes, incessantly talking, always against 
the church they belong to, and all others. 

Evangelists, some of them preach two weeks against the dea- 
cons that don 't ' ' deak. ' ' The stewards that don 't ' ' stew, ' ' and 
when they have gotten through telling the world that the church is 
a decadent institution and its people are hypocrites, then the last 
week they turn around and invite people to join the church, and if 
they didn't know more than such evangelists they wouldn't join. 

The Pastor is to blame. He knows church history. 'Why doesn 't 
he tell the big and glorious things the church has done and how the 
church has been the promoter of every great moral revival and re- 
form the world has ever known? How it has produced statesmen, 
heroes and martyrs? Then he thinks of his years of preparation, 
the petty parish strifes, and he loses heart until he can not truly 
desire even his own son to follow him. True, many a congregation 
has so taken the heart out of their pastors that t'hey have sealed 
their lips to real prophetic utterances and they missed the best in 
their pastor for they froze up the very fountains of his soul. 

Then the ministry as a life's work should be presented. There 
has been too much preaching on that asinine subject, ' ' What is the 
matter with the church?" and not enough on the "Church as a Di- 
^•ine and the Greatest Institution in the World. ' ' Of course we must 
not let the little things of the parish keep us from representing the 
big things of the ministry. We could not preach on the home if we 
should think purely of the servant problem, nor at the chamber of 
commerce if wo should think of the ingratitude of the emploj-ee or 
the strife between capital and labor. Let the church tell the world 
of the big things she is doing, and the opportunity of the ministry. 

Srdj. Colleges and universities are to blame. Unless it is a 
purely denominational college or the seminary itself the atmosphere 
of our institutions is not turning men to the ministry; they are lit- 
erally turned away. A few years ago every college professor was a 
preacher, now many of them are not even Christian gentlemen. Once 

FEBRUARY 22, 1922 



the popular studies were Greek Hebrew, Latin and philosophy, now 
they are economics, chemistry, modern languages and athletics. Pre- 
paration to earn a living instead of preparation for life is the ideal; 
the doer not the thinker is the hero. The result is that many a uni- 
versity is turning out big classes with not one person considering 
the ministry. For now*here by precept, — and worse yet — or by ex- 
ample has there been any thing to turn one toward the ministry in 
the whole college course. It is quite freely admitted that a man 
enters the greater educational institutions at the peril of his soul if 
he is not well grounded in his faith. 

4t]a. Attractiveness of other callings. A. Fields that are 
Christian, but eliminate preaching and parish work, appeal to many 
over the ministry. The Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. are good illustrations. 
But it must be pointed out that their secretaries drift into this work 
after leaving college, and generally from some other calling, there- 
fore college men are not preparing for such secretaryships, but they 
aftei-ward enlist m'any a fine man. 

B. Teaching Profession. Here not a few are enlisted. I re- 
cently attended a teacher's institute to conduct the devotions when 
the first speaker from a university prefaced his remarks by saying 
that he excepted none,' not even the ministry, as being equal to the 
teaching profession. Then the teacher is given the opportunity for 
research travel, study, writing, lecturing without petty details and 
long hours and a vacation that your humble writer has never yet 
secured. Who dares say a thoroughly Christian teacher five days in 
the week does not have a wonderful opportunity of moulding life and 
doing much good? 

C. Law, medicine and business. La^v is in touch with big things, 

(Continued on page 7) 


Brother H. E. Eppley's report of the Huntington, Indiana, work 
is encouraging. New members have recently been added to the 
church and the Sunday school is displaying a growing interest and 
a fidelity that speaks of better things. 

The many friends of our aged Brother S. M. Loose, of Fremont, 
Ohio, will be sorry to learn of the death of his faithful companion, 
due to pneumonia on February 17, at the age of 88 years. Brother 
Loose will have the prayerful sympathy of the brotherhood. 

Our correspondent from Cerro Gordo, Illinois reports much in- 
terest in the work under the leadership of Brother D. L. Minderman, 
who recently took charge of the church at that place. Brother D. 
A. C. Teeter, the former pastor, is doing further school work in Chi- 

Brother J. W. Brower of Peru, Indiana, does not report often 
enough to suit us, but when he does he has a splendid record of ser- 
vice to give. He reports for three pastorates in this issue, — Hunt- 
ington, Dutchtown and Peru, at the latter place of which he is now 
pastor and doing a splendid work. 

You will note from the reading of Brother Gribble 's letters this 
week that conditions seem to be quite favorable in Bozoum, tv-'here 
the mission station has been located in comparison with other places, 
both from the standpoint of food and of climate. All this argues 
for the Lord's leading in the selection of the station. 

The Maurertown, Virginia, church recently enjoyed a season of re- 
freshing under the preaching of Brother A. B. Cover, district evan- 
gelist. Notwithstanding a blizzard the attendance was good and 
the immediate results were eight additions to the church. Brother 
E. B. Shaver, the father of the Virginia district is the efficient and 
much loved pastor of this church. 

Those who have not already learned of the sad news will be 
surprised to know that on February 8 Brother Frank L. Garber of 
Ankenytown, Ohio, died in a Mansfield hospital following an oper- 
ation. He was for many years the strong pillar of the Ankenytown 

church and a faithful and intelligent trustee of Ashland College, 
and will be greatly missed. Our sympathies go out to the sorrowing 

Brother C. C. Grisso, at the close of an evangelistic meeting at 
Brighton one of his charges, was subjected to a very pleasant ' ' show- 
ering. ' ' In speaking of this meeting at Campbell, Michigan, he pays 
a high compliment to the pastor, Brother H. W. Anderson, as a 
worker and Christian gentleman. The churches of Michigan will not 
fail to note the invitation which Brother Grisso, as secretary of the 
Indiana conference, extends to them to co-opei-ate in conference 

Brother E. B. Teeter gives an itemized report of the PubEcatiou 
Day offering. In many respects it is a most excellent offering and 
shows the loyalty of our churches to their publishing interests. Elk- 
hart, Indiana, and Bryan, Ohio, are a tie for first place. Counting 
an individual gift of $8.00 from a sister at Bryan who did not want 
her name mentioned, a splendid total offering of $108.00 comes from 
each congregation. There are many other good gifts, and doubtless 
others are yet to come. 

' ' Increase and Victory ' ' is the slogan of the First church of 
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, which is going forward under the able 
leadership of Brother C. H. Ashman, who itemizes t)he results of the 
victorious camp;aig-n recently conducted under the evangelistic lead- 
ership of Brother Bame. Among other things of interest we note 
the ordination of Brother A. O. Dannenbaum to the ministry. Broth- 
er Dannenbauni was formerly a student of Ashland College and is 
planning to return to complete his preparation. 

Brother E. Paul Miller reports an unusual meeting at Camden, 
Ohio, where, in co-operation with the enthusiastic pastor. Brother J. 
E. Eikeuberry, the church was greatly stirred and plans were 
launched for a larger future for that church. Most important perhaps 
among the good results mentioned was the decision to enter upon 
full-time service. It is a fine step for any small church to launch 
full-time pastoral services when at all possible. Any church that is 
contenting itself with part time service when it could have full time 
is hampering its future. 


HIGH SCHOOL TEACHEES. " This statement President Jacobs 
made in The Evangelist last week and re-iterates it in his article on 
page 4 of this issue. This means much to everyone who is interested 
in the success of our own church school. This means in the first 
place that our faculty is equal in quality of scholarship to that of 
other credited colleges in the state, and also that it is sufficient in 
numbers for the size of our student body. From the standpoint of 
the faculty, however, it has been able to measure up for several 
years. It means in the second place that from the standpoint of 
buildings and equipment our college has plans for the immediate 
future that will put it in the list of accredited colleges, plans that 
will make possible the doing of such work as will meet the high 
standard requirements of the Ohio Association of Colleges. But these 
plans soon to be put into execution are made on the pledge of the 
brotherhood's representatives that the churches will cover Ashland 
City's gift of more than $504,000 dollar for dollar. The city of Ash- 
land is looking to the brotherhood and saying, "It's your move." If 
the church should fail, — but then it won't; it must not; scarcely a 
more disastrous thing could happen the Brethren church than to fail 
to come to the support of the college at this critical time. There is 
a time in the year's program when eveiy church will be given a 
chance to make good; it is the second Sunday in June. The college 
is depending on a gift from you and your church that will make it 
possible to go forward with its plans of enlargement, the realization 
of which are necessary to render secure the recognition that has 
been conditionally promised. The making of such a gift on the part 
of every congregation will not only guarantee that our own church 
school shall be approved according to accepted educational stand- 
ards, but it will warrant the writing over the doorway of every 
Brethren church the word "Approved." 



FEBRUARY 22, 1922 


The Educational Problem. By President Edwin E. Jacobs 

I have spoken repeatedly of a certain educational prob- 
lem as THE problem vidthin that field, for I have felt for 
years, that, all other considerations aside, that one repre- 
sents the heart of all training. In public education, there is 
the matter of taxation, salary, methods of control, and other 
matters of management, all of Avhich are, after all, only the 
technique necessary to get the educational system ready to 
Kerve best the young person. Likeivise, in private school 
systems such as is represented by our own college, endow- 
ment, buildings, and equipment are only the skeletal tissue, 
vitally necessary, to be sure, but after all only intended to 
sujDport and make possible that finer element, namely spir- 
itual cultural values. 

The problem which I have in mind first makes its ap- 
pearance very far down the line, being visible first in the 
grades, then later in the high school and may continue up 
to and through college and university years. I refer to a 
"certain religious indifference" that is likely to grow up 
alongside of learning. I can not in my OAvn mind divorce 
learning and religion nor need they be separated in the 
mind of anyone; 

There can be no doubt but that all too many young per- 
sons get lost m the sciences of the schools, and, overwhelmed 
by the wealth of scientific fact and fiction, they become in- 
different to those forces of life known as religious. They see 
History unfold' her wonderful tale, Biology, Chemistry and 
Physics reveal nature's bewitching secrets, and, blinded as 
they ofttimes are by a certain myopia, either self developed 
or caught fi'om an infected teacher, they see no further 
than the printed page or the slide of the miscroscope. 

Such young persons, ofttimes lose their idealism, forget 
that love is the greatest thing in the world, grow hard and 
perhaps cynical, become self indulgent, and drift along with 
what they take to be the blmd forces of nature and society. 
Then, when entering the university for later work, their 
minds and hearts present a fertile field for all of those ma- 
terialistic philosophies which have brought rum both to in- 
dividuals and nations. Here, in the university or even per- 
haps, in college, they affect a disdainful air concerning relig- 
ion, are hypercritical of the Bible, and develop a religious 
indifference so dense that it is difficult to break through it. 
There have been several books written precisely for tliis, 
that is, to "counteract the religious indifference of college 
men," thus giving evidence that such a condition does in 
some eases exist. 

Now, be it far from me to assert that this is the condi- 
tion prevailing with the majority 'of young men, but that 
it is a very real danger anyone ■will assert who has children 
in the high school. It takes a rather large degree of pa- 
tience on the part of the parent when the youngster first 
comes home with a tale of the so-called variance bet^veen 
what he has learned in the Simday school and what he has 
been supposed to have imbibed m the public school. In any 
school above the grades, the conscientious teacher has this 
to guard against, viz., a certain historic and scientific my- 
opia. And right here is the point where the denominational 
college can make its greatest contribution, viz., keep alive 
the religious interest of the student. 

Such schools as ours can not hope to set the pace in 
such matters as athletics, credit hours, curricula, record 
keeping, and the like. In such matters we must follow, even 
if we do follow afar off, but in matters of character build- 
ing. Christian living, and correct philosophies relating to 
elemental righteousness, we need not follow but lead and 

ought to lead. This is the very reason Avhy such schools 
have been foiuided; it is their very raisoa d'etre. 

Other than denominational colleges may have as good 
or even better facilities for the teaching of the sciences and 
other courses but they need not have either more able or 
more consecrated teachers. And wMle it is saying a good 
deal, yet I fancy that this very thing, that is, the strong 
religious influence that may issue from denominational col- 
leges, may in the future be the very sheet anchor to our civ- 
ilization. Any one who looks over the supposed sources of 
moral instruction will find that they are various, being in 
some cases the theater, the moving picture, the daily papers, 
magazines, novels, and the like. I mean by this that many 
persons get their moral slant from these sources, but pity us 
A^-hen we have to get our moral instruction from the the- 
ater, the moving picture, or novels from the hands of such 
writers as Harold Bell Wright. These are not for men and 
women of college rank. Hence, I am ready to believe that 
the denominational college may be a very real help in the 
formation of right moral thinldng. On this basis denomin- 
ational colleges may make a plea and to this plea the church 
supporting them ought to respond. 

Ashland College has recently been put upon the list of 
"approved" colleges by the State Department of Public 
Instruction of Ohio and this was done solely because ^ve 
were able to convince the authorites that Ashland was able 
to give instruction that could rightly be regarded as of col- 
legiate I'auk. No inquirjr was made, of course, as to our 
spiritual and idealistic side, nor could there have been per- 
haps, and yet deeper than anything which the examiner 
could have set down on paper, was the fundamental upon 
which all real culture of the soul rests, viz., spiritual values. 
It is all wrong to suppose that a college man, eager and 
thirsty as he ought by every right to be, for the liighest aild 
best things in life, may find any large amount of time for 
the things that engross the "flapper," the movie fan, the 
cigarette hound, and the speed maniac. This by no means 
shuts up the college-bred person to a celebate and monastic 
mode of life, but it does set rather narrow limits on the Avay 
he may dissipate and demoralize his God-given time and en- 

I am ready, therefore, to believe that colleges where 
right conditions prevail for the attainment of such high 
ideals are not only worthy of support and RECOGNITION, 
but that everyone who has a regard for the welfare of 
America and i\ho has her destiny deeply at heart, ought to 
give whatever support he can, both moral and financial. 
And A^'hat shall one say then of the future of the churches 
as related to such colleges? It certainly seems that the 
future of both institutions, i. e., the Christian College and 
the Christian church, is inseparably united. May God grant 
that America's Christian colleges, amidst all their endow- 
ments, buildings, athletics, social life, and the bewildering 
array of courses, may never lose sight of their purpose and 
function, viz., the exaltation of spiritual values through the 
magnification of the Christian religion. 

Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio. 

If the star of your destiny rests over the manger of 
Bethlehem, your glory shall be in the fellowship of Christ 
in heaven. 

FEBRUARY 22, 1922 



The Greatest Thing in the Brethren Church Today. By e. m. cobb 

When one is entrusted with an important commission 
from a corporation so potent as the church, he eamiot but 
feel, if he has the cause at heart, that his commission is one 
of the most important, if not the most important one, in ex- 
istence- — lience tliis caption. As Chairman of the "Brethren 
Home" Board, I very keenly feel the responsibility, not 
only with the other members of the Board, but every mem- 
ber of the Brethren church. 

CHURCH is strategic, timely and pi'ogressive. We have, as 
a denomination, one of the greatest opportunities open to 
us now that any denomination of our size has ever enjoyed. 
Our foreign mission work is fully as great as could be ex- 
pected, and ^^'hen we shall have embraced China, we shall 
have quite as much as we can handle with our present mem- 

OUR HOME MISSIONS, too are beginning to occupy 
fields veiy creditably to the church. In the last few years, 
mission work by colonization has been quite effective ; and 
in the years to come, the church is sure to reach the bene- 
fit from this method of mission work. 

the project in contemplation by the Board with which you 
have entrusted the work of the Brethren Home and Orphan- 
age. No one who has been born of God and has embraced 
the religion of the Lord Jesus Christ as he should, can doubt 
or discourage Foreign Missions. No sane Christian can 
look out upon the broad acres of the Northwest, the sumiy 
southland, or the mountains of Kentucky, without desiring 
that even more and better work can be done in these needy 
fields. But, my friends, here is a work wliich is wholly vir- 
gin in its character, unlimited in its scope and of incalcu- 
lable value to the church in its final results. First, of course, 
it is our duty, as well as a pleasure, to care for the aged and 
infirm who are among us and who' deserve the best 'we 
have ; and, no doubt, hundreds of people will be very glad 
to lend a helping hand to the support of this great field. 
Some brethren have already said that they have a thousand 
dollars ivith which to build a cottage at the Brethren Home 
for some aged couple. Month by month contributions, no 
doubt, will- be sent to Secretary Bowman assuring the wel- 
fare of these dear old pioneers who made our cnurch pos- 

Yet the greater opportunity lies in the Orphanage. 
Everyone who has investigated, knows that the Church of 
the Brethren has been greatly benefitted by their various 
orphanages in which children have been taken and reared 
according to the doctrine and practices of the Brethren 
church. There are many avenues of blessing in this sort 
of work. 

1. Duty demands that we care for the fatherless. 

2. It affords the opportunity to save them from sin and 

3. It renders possible their union with the Bretliren church. 

4. The state and county always has many orphans M'hich 
they are glad to contribute to some responsible institu- 
tion that will care for them and gladly pay for their 

5. Almost every congregation has, or will have, some aged 
persons who will depend ui3on them for charity and 
probably some orphans who might well be educated in 
the orphanage. 

Every pastor in -the church should exxjlain to his con- 
gregation at length that the Brethren Home Board has pur- 
chased at Flora, Indiana, 42 acres of splendid land, well lo- 
cated, and that this has been paid for. Further, that con- 
tributions have been promised, assuring the Board that 
money would be forthcoming for the erection of some cot- 
tages in the spring for the convenience of our aged people. 

Plans are now, drawn, submitted and approved for the 
erection of an administration building in the very near fu- 
ture, containing a dormitory for boys, a dormitory for girls, 
a dining room for both, a hospital for both, living quarters 
and office for the superintendent, together with storage 
rooms and laundry and heating plant. One large room is 
Also fitted for chapel exercises. This property will be a 
magnificent asset to the church at large, and the various 
congregations should rival one another in their eagerness to 
supply the great need. It goes without saying that the 
Board must have some available cash at once for the erec- 
tion of this great plant, and it is to be hoped that those 
who want to participate in the "pure and undefiled relig- 
ion," of which James speaks, will mail their contributions 
to Orion E. Bowman, 705 American Building, Dayton, Ohio. 

Long Beach, California. 

The Influence of Music. By Mrs. BeUe m. Ewing 

It is a psychological fact that what is repeatedly seen 
and heard leaves an indelible unprint on the mind of adult 
and child alike. Thus, from all parts of the country the 
many robberies and hold-ups are but the reproduction in 
reality of what Avas seen on the screen for so many years. 
The fruitage of that Visual Education has been appalling. 

Second only to the quantity we have imbibed througli 
che eye comes that which we absorb through the ear. Hom- 
often we have been gripped by some catch word or phrase 
particularly if set to music. How relentlessly it follows us; 
asleep or awake, just the saine ; business or pleasure, can not 
dislodge it; will power cannot banish it; it simply stays 
■with us, I'acing through our minds until it has become a 
part of us and then only will the torment cease. 

The immediate influence of music is seen in a marked 
degree in the effect of the fiery strains of the "Marseillaise" 
on the Frenchman ; of the screeching notes of the bagpipe on 
the Scotch Highlander; of the fervor to which the Jew is 
wrought by "Eli, Eli." 

The devotees of the dance hall can scarce restram emo- 
tion when they hear the rythmic movement of two-step, 
waltz or schottische. At a recent Purity conference in Chi- 
cago, a dancing master deplored the evil influence of jazz 

music on the lives of his pupils. And this kind of music has 
such a general evil iirfluence that Homer Rodeheaver, bet- 
ter knowii as Billy Sunday's music director, calls it the 
Devil's music. 

On the other hand, -i^'ith softest tones the mother .sings 
her babe to sleep, whilst a David's harp drives away the 
evil spirits. Good music, God's kind' may cheer, hearten, 
uplift and brighten. It may inspire hope, courage, faith, 
and worship. It may soothe pain and comfort the dying. An 
instance is related of a soldier lying mortally ^vounded on 
Shiloh's plains, — who, feeling a great de.sire to praise God 
with his last breath began to sing an old hymn. To his 
great surprise and comfort, through the darkness a voice 
joined his, then another, and another, and together they 
sang till one by one was hushed in death. 

It lightens labor and melts the hardest hearts. It may 
help the sinner to decide for Christ. In a nearby to-s^ai a 
noted evangelist was holding a series of meetings, the inter- 
est was intense, many were under deep conviction, yet an 
indefinable somethuig seemed to hold people back. Then 
one night a sweet voiced young woman arose and sang "Al- 
most Persuaded." The spell was broken, and before the 
last words were sung fully one dozen had made the great 



FEBRUARY 22, 1922 

decision. A noble hymn may exert an influence years after 
the singer has been laid to rest. For illustration: Sitting in 
a gamblers' den, a man who had lost his all, leaned back in 
his chair and, almost unconsciously began to hum the old 
hymn, ' ' One Sweetly Solemn Thought, Comes to me o 'er and 
o'er. I'm nearer home today. Than e'er I've been before, 
Nearer my home," etc. ' Another, also a loser, sitting there 
exclaimed, "Man, what are you singing? My mother used 
to sing that song, and I'm going home now, and it's the last 
time I'll ever be seen in a place like this," and together 
they left the evil place to start anew the better life. 

Some special hymn may create a desire to do the Lord's 
work. Illustration: The reader will pardon this reference 
to my o^m life. When a child I had a great longing to be 
a mis.sionary. "Wliy that longing? I had never heard a re- 
turned missionarj^ talk, — I had never heard a missionary 
sermon. In truth there was very little said about missions 
in my cliildhood'. What then put it into my head and heart? 
It Avas my mother's lullaby, for, as M'ith busy hands, and 
foot upon the cradle, she sang "From Greenland's Icy 

Mountains, Prom India's coral strand," I pictured it all out, 
and in my imagination sa-w the heathen bowing do-\Aai to 
idols made of wood or stone. And it was then that I vdshed 
I could go and tell them of Jesus. 

I could cite many more instances, but these suffice tu 
show that music is a potent factor in the formation o'* 
acter, — be it good or bad, for Christ or for the Devil. 

The question then becomes, what kind of music do we 
most often hear? What are the records in your music box? 
Are they the popular, the ragtime, the Jazz, or the music 
written by the masters, the oratorios, sonatas, our folk songs 
and lyrics, sacred and devotional hymns and anthems? 

And in your Sunday school and church services, has the 
light and catchy supplanted the lasting hymns of praise 
and worf.hiij? It is a mistake. Children and young people 
love to sing the best there is. Do not lower the standard for 
it is the best only that has a stabilizing, deepening effect on 
our spiritual lives. Let the right kind of music be heard 
and sung, and we will reap the right influence. 

Dayton, Ohio. 

Answers to Queries 

2. "Do you think it possil^le for a Christian to be so 
perfect that he cannot sin?" 

Many doctrinal difficulties come from a double use of 
terms. One person by perfection means absolute holiness 
and anotlicr I'elative ; one person by sin means wilful sin 
and another involuntary Aveakness. This question evidently 
refers to the attainment of absolute perfection in this life. 

That absolute perfection exists, is certain for God is 
perfect. "He cannot deny himself" (2 Tim. 2:3), but that 
none but God possesses absolute perfection is indicated by 
the statement of Jesus, "Why eallest thou me good? there 
is none good but God" (Matt. 19:7). Jesus, to be sure, was 
absolutely good, but he was also God, and wished by his 
question to lead the young man to a confession of faith in 
that fact. 

We also read "He that is born of God can not sin (] 
John 3:9) but this refers to the divine life in us. Christ is 
perfect and his spirit in us is perfect, and if we are born 
of God we have this perfect spirit in us. Our wills ai'e sur- 
rendered to Christ and he reigns in our hearts. This makes 
it impossible to go on wilfully doing what we know to be 
wrong. The verb in the Greek in tliis verse indicates con- 
tinued or wilful action. Such sin grieves and drives a^A'ay 
the Spirit, for if he is not Lord of our wills he is not Lord 
of our lives and must abdicate his throne. There is no more 
a sacrifice for sueli sin (Heb. 10:26). 

But though the spirit is willing the flesh is weak and 
the divine life implanted in the fleshly body needs time for 
the complete subjection of the body to the divine will. The 

process is both negative and positive. Negatively there is 
a crucifixion of the flesh (Gal. 2:20) and po.sitively there is 
the formation of the new image of Christ (Col. 3:10). As 
far as the will is concerned the process can be instantaneous 
(Rom. 6:11) but as far as the flesh is concerned it is grad- 
ual (Phil. 3:12-14). We are therefore obliged to "mortify 
the deeds of the flesh" (Col. 3:5-10) and at the same time 
make use of the means of grace God has given us for our 
spiritual growth (2 Cor. 3 :18, Eph. 4:11-15). Meanwhile 
we should humbly recognize that the only absolute perfec- 
tion we have is the i^erfection of Christ in us and imputed 
to us (Heb. 10 :14) so that in our standing we are perfect 
but in our state we are growing, and meanwhile we should 
have patience with one another in our imperfections (Phil. 
3:15, 16). 

I know a man who grafted several kinds of apples and 
pears and of quinces all on the same trunk and each branch 
bears fruit after its kind. If he had grafted one kind of 
fruit and destroyed all the other branches, this one "svould 
have grown and borne only its o\\1lI kind of fruit. So by 
faith Christ is grafted into our lives and in him we have the 
fruit of absolute perfection. Deity can not sin. But until 
we have destroyed all the natural branches, the sinful im- 
pulses, the fruit of the Spirit will be mingled vitli the fruit 
of the flesh (Gal. 5:17-24). If we judge ourselves in regard 
to this we shall not be judged (1 Cor. 11:31) but the Lord 
laioweth them that are his (2 Tim. 2:19-21). It is enough 
to know that "When he shall appear we shall be like him 
for we shall see him as he is" (1 John 3: 2). — AMI GO. 

Are We Related to God? (Psalm 139:1-16) 

By Harry D. Ringler 

1. We are related to God, closer than to any other be- 

Our earthly parents are our near relatives, because thej' 
have given us being and brought us into the world. We are 
bone of their bone and flesh of their flesh. Our souls and 
mental powers also partake somewhat of the nature of 
theirs. However, we must go farther back than to our 
earthly parents to find our origin. Our parents only form 
a line of the great chain of ancestors which reaches back 
to the first human pair, and there we stop and ask, "From 
whence come these?" And then the answer, "God created 
man in his own image, male and female created he them," 
and "we are his offspring." 

God not only made man, but he first formulated the 
plan by ■i\'hich he made him. ^AHien an architect intends to 

build a hoiTse, he first formulates a plan with specifications 
and then he builds it according to that plan. The very 
fti'ucture of the human hodj shows that it ^vas formed ac- 
cording to a design. The location of the heart and brain 
are at points where best protected, the course of arteries 
and nerves to every part of this body, the bony structure, 
and the adaptation of every member to every other member, 
— all shown signs of a well formed plan, or as the Psalmist 
says, "Thine eyes did see my unformed substance, and in 
thy book all my members were written, when, as yet, there 
was none of them," 

We are related to our earthly parents as our im" 
ate ancestors, but to God as our very First Maker, a: 
originator of the plan by which Ave were made. As we^s, 
older and become more and more independent of out' 

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ents, our relations to them seem to be growing less. Not so 
with our Heavenly Parent, for "in Mm we live and move 
and have our being. ' ' There is no time in all our existence 
when this close relation ceases or grows less. We may say 

"'^"'ain with the Psalmist, "Whither shall I go from thy 

'or whither shall I flee from thy presence?" If I as- 

. ^ np into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in 

hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the 

■morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even 
there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold 
me. " It is therefore impossible to get away from the Spirit 
of God, or to sever our relation with him. 

2. Our relation to G'od places on us certain obligations. 

God has created us for a purpose and has a right to ex- 
pect that purpose to be fulfilled. That purpose is to glorify 
him. ' ' Glorify God in your body and spirit which are liis, ' ' 
and also, "Whether ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, 
do, all to the glory of God. ' ' That is our obligation and we 
cannot get away from it. A man glorifies his Maker when 
he does that for which he was made, justi as a machine is- 
a glory to its maker Avhen it works well. The grand Corliss 
engine is a glory to its inventor and maker. We look upon 
it with wonder and admiration when we see its great powei', 
its perfect action, and its adaptation to the end in view. 
The reaping machine is a glory to McCormick as it cuts the 
grass, binds it into bundles and drops them on heaps, faster 
than six men could do the same ^^'ith cradle and rake. The 
cotton gin and the sewing machine are a glory to Whitney 
and Howe when they answer their purpose. In the same 
manner man glorifies his Maker when he answers the pur- 
pose for Avhicli he was made. But how can we eat and drink 
to the glory of God"? Why, by giving liim thanks, and rec- 
ognizing him as the "Giver of all good." Yes, we must go 
farther, "Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 
This takes in the housewife in her daily routine of duty, 
caring for the family. It takes in the farmer at the plow, 
the carpenter with his tools, the blacksmith at the anvil 
and the cobbler at his bench; in short, every on^j in his vo- 
cation glorifies God when he does his -work honestly and 
■well, and God can look dowai on all the activities of man 
and smile his approbation, just as a superintendent smiles 
when he sees all hands in a great factory .steadily and hon- 
estly at work. Let us not think that God is not interested 
in our work. He notices everything ; ' ' Not a sparrow f all- 
eth to the ground without his notice." How much more 
doe'-" ho notice the movements of man? Therfore "let your 
light so shine before men that they may see your good vorks 
and glorify your Father wJiich is in heaven. ' ' 

Not only are our actions scrutinized, but our thoughts 
and motives as well, for the Psalmist says : ' ' Thou under- 
standest my thoughts afar ofE. ' ' Thus are the secrets of the 
heart made manifest, then with spirit as Avell as body we 
.should glorify God. 

We are under a double obligation to glorify God. First, 
to God, the Father who created us. Secondly, to Jesus 
Christ as our Redeenler, who purchased us with his precious 
blood, as the Scripture says : ' ' Ye are not your own, for ye 
are bought with a price." Notice, we are bought with a 
price and a great price it was. When we buy something 
and pay a big price for it, vre hare a right to expect that 
it will sei've our purpose. What a disapiDointment it is 
when we pay a big price for a horse and he is or becomes 
balky, yet how many of us are balky to Jesus Christ and 
will not do what he wants us to do ! Some have never even 
begun to work for him, have not even put on his yoke. 
Others who have started to work become balky sometimes. 
One of the hardest things for some people to learn is their 
relation to Christ and that they are not their own. but that 
+hey are servants to him, their Master. Peter and Judc both 

-hted to call themselves servants of Jesus Christ and so 

■'1 we, for such we are. 

.i,„"3. Failing- to observe our relation to God brings cor- 
. ssJKHidiug loss or punishment. 

"He that knoweth to do good and doeth it not to him 
it is sin. " " The wages of sin is death. ' ' The servant who 
buried his master's talent in the earth, instead of placing 
it with the bankers, where it might have drawn interest, 
was bound hands and feet and cast into outer darkness. It 
will avail us nothing to think that we have never made a 
formal profession of service to God. "The servant Avho 
knew his Lord's will and made not ready, nor did according 
to his will, shall be beaten with many sti'ipes. ' ' There is no 
excuse for tliose who fail to serve God. 

4. Faithfully observing our relation to God will bring 
its corresponding reward. 

The intimate relation of Enoch to his Maker secured 
the ti'anslation of the aged saint without seeing death. It 
saved Noah and his family when the rest of the human race 
was drowned. It gave Abraham the promise that m his seed 
all the nations of the earth should be blessed. It granted 
Moses the privilege to speak with the Almighty face to 
face. "Blessed are thof.e servants, whom the Lord when he 
comes shall find watching: verily I say unto you that he 
shall gird himself and make them sit do^ai to meat and 
sliall come and serve them." 

Our relation to Christ may be more intimate than was 
that of the patriarchs with God, and our rcAvard will be 
accordingly great, for he says, "Whosoever will do the will 
of my Father in heaven, the same is my brother and .sister 
and mother." "As many as are led by the spirit of God, 
are the sons of God, and if children, then heirs of Grod and 
joint heirs with Jesus Christ." 

May we with the Psalmist pray: "Search me, God, 
and knoAV my heart : try me, and know my thoughts : and 
see if there be any M-icked way in me, and lead ne in the 
everlasting M^ay. 

Somerset, Pennsylvania . 

The Dearth and Opportunity of the Ministry 

(Continued from page 3) 
like eoriDorations, and is in direct line for advancement. The cry has 
been, let college men go into law, and t'hey have gone. In the field 
of medicine the physician and surgeon touch society at a hundred 
points, not all sore points either, and so are popular. The remun- 
eration for services in the above mentioned professions make them 
attractive. Business — here men talk in thousands, then millions and 
now billions. Incomes in these three pursuits above mentioned have 
risen with the standard while the ministry h'as demanded more than 
all other professions in schooling and training and has paid the least. 
Yet I do not believe that iiiiaiiecs have played a very important part 
in preventing men from entering the ministry. It has been the 
means of driving many a man out, because he wants to be honest 
and pay his bills. And he had better do that and pay them, than be 
like some who stay in the ministry move and do not pay. But the 
church that makes an otherwise honest man dishonest by not paying 
a living wage, comes in here for its share of the blame. 

Finally then, intellectual difficulties may have a part in the 
dearth of the ministry, but it is a small part, for few there be that 
have this kind of difficulty. The young man entering the ministry 
or its preparation has not sat down and thought it all through the- 
ologically before making his decision. Furthermore, no matter how 
dogmatic or how Kberal he may become, in the last report of 240 
cults, isms and religions in this country, there can be found places 
for the narrowest and the most liberal. Here is the pity of the short- 
age of the ministry. It opens the doors of the church to t'he unpre- 
pared and — most ealamitious — to the unworthy. 

Sum it up now, and we have as paramount these three, as most 
to blame, the home, the church and the sc'hool, and contributing in a 
lesser degree, the spirit of the times, the attractiveness of other yet 
ChTistian vocations, and the highly remunerative ones as Law, Medi- 
cine and Business. 

(To be continued) 

B. T. BUBlSrWOaTH, Lanark, Illinois. 



FEBRUARY 22, 1922 


The Way To Freedom. By chas. e. Fyock 

TEXT: "And Ye shall know the TRUTH, and the truth shall make you FREE."— John 8:32. 

Of all the thmgs that we most desire, I suppose that truth 
would be among the foremost. But frequently, very fre- 
quently, it eludes our search. Truth, unlike happiness, can 
be found by searching, but with greatest care even then 
sometimes ^ye fall into error. Some would have us believe 
tliat knowledge is truth, which is not always the ease. Fran- 
cis Bason said, "Our Savior first showed his power to com- 
bat ignorance by his conference with the doctors, before he 
showed his poAver to subdue nature by Ms miracles. The 
HOLY SPIRIT was chiefly figured in "the gift of tongues 
wliich are the vehicles of knowledge." So Jesus in speak- 
ing to the Jews, some of whom believed on him, said, "And 
ye shall know the truth." 

The mind of man is especially liable to error, because 
it is carnal and worldly, and the fact that it is born in sin 
of which the devil is the father, makes it necessary that a 
continual struggle be made against error. It may not be 
so hard to find the truth, but to continue therein requires a 
great struggle. 

Now Jesus knew that the believing Jews would have a 
great struggle against error, but it seems a paradox that by 
believuig on Jesus, the Jews knew the truth indeed. For 
"I am the way, the TRUTH, and the light." 

How is the truth revealed to us? Some think by read- 
ing the Bible from lid to lid. Some think by going to 
church and Sunday school each time it is held. Sometimes 
we even go so far as to boast about it. But what good is 
Bible study, church going, and Sunday school, if in these 
pursuits Ave miss the TRUTH? Understand, I am not con- 
demning these things, but many of us practice these things 
all our lives, and our works by which we arc judged, show 
that we are not real Christians. Somewhere we have missed 
the "truth." Our reading may avail us nothing, our church- 
going may avail us nothhig, our study may avail us noth- 
ing, for, "Except your righteousness exceed the righteous- 
ness of the Pharisees, ye cannot enter the kingdom of 
heaven." These were Jesus' Avords, and did not the Phar- 
isees boast of their good Avorks, of their prayers, of their 
strict adherence to the commandments, and of their freedom 
from sin? They received their condemnation because they 
had missed the spirit of the laAv, Avhich Avas the TRUTH. 

George Berkley said, "Men are surrounded Avith such 
clear manifestations of God, yet are so little affected by 
them, that they seem as it Avere, blinded by excess of light." 
And again from Emerson, "If the stars should appear one 
night in a thousand years, ho«' men sliould Avorshii) and 
adore and preserA^e for many generations the remembrance 
of the city of God Avhich had been shoAvn ! Bui; every night 
come out these envoys of beauty and light the universe 
Avith their admonishing smile." And Ave are indifferent to 
their beauty. If Ave do not knoAv the "truth," the golden 
opportunities for doing good pass by unnoticed, and Avith 
their passing disappear the stars from our croAAar of glory. 

We are so bound up in "tradition" and "precedent" 
that Ave have ignored the "Spirit of the Gospel," have ap- 
plied Christ's teachings literallj', and so have arrived at a 
materialistic age. We know no god but money. All boAv 
do«"n and Avorship him. We haA-e receiA-ed his mark in our 
foreheads. You must noAv talk to men in dollars and cents. 
EA'en our churches get the habit of stating their gains for 
the year in corporation form. God forbid that our own 
America should go the Avay of the Roman Empire. 

Our churches are too cold and indiiferent to the things 
about them. They are afraid of offending the poAvers that 

be. There are too many preachers that must preach AA'hat- 
they are paid for, instead of the TRUTH as given by Christ, 
and revealed by the Holy Spirit. We boast about our Chris- 
tian nation, and yet only about half our people have con- 
fessed Christ. Are Ave preaching the "truth," or are Ave 
adA^ocating the outAvorn opinions of men? Let us determine 
to knoAv the truth, and then liA^e it as rcA'caled by the 
Spirit. "Ye must be born again," — of God. Then Avill avp 
knoAv the TRUTH. 

There Avas yet another promise made to the JeAvs Avho 
believed on Jesus: "Ye shall knoAV the truth, and the truth 
sliall make you FREE." 

There is only one bondage in the universe, and that is 
sin. While Ave are hi sin avc are under bondage, for "avIio- 
soever committeth sin is the seiwant of sin." But Avhen 
Ave are freed from sin there ceases to be bondage so far as 
Ave are concerned. Righteousness simply means freedom 
from the bondage of sin. As Ave approach spiritual perfec- 
tion, we shall do nothing contrary to the Avill of God, and 
shall be free indeed. Freedom consists not in domg our 
oAvn stubborn Avill, Avhich is adA^erse to God ; but freedom is 
in doing God's AA'ill, getting into harmony Avith the heaven- 
ly plan. 

A friend of mine said the other day, "I Avas to visit an 
aged preacher near here, a man Avho has filled one of the 
best pulpits in America." I asked him Avhat he Avould do if 
he Avere young again, and this Avas his reply: 'Were I young 
again I Avould join the Salvation Army, or a similar organ- 
ization, go to NcAv York City, Avhich is the hub of the Avorld, 
and combat the Radicals, the Anarchists, and the Bolshev- 
ists. They are standing around on cA'ery street corner 
preaching their doctrines to all AA'ho Avill listen. America 
needs something to combat that doctrine. That is the great- 
est Avork just now.' " . 

That is a good idea, but Avhat is the use of combatting 
Bolshevism and letting Capitalism alone. Although directly 
opposite in their effects, the one deals Avith the destruction 
of property, the other Avith the amassing of property. I can- 
not see much difference ; for both are founded on the things 
of this Avorld. Jesus said, "IIY KINGDOM is not of this 
Avorld. ' ' 

Tlie Avorld today groans under the load of taxes it has 
imposed ripon itself. I say upon itself, because 92 percent 
of these taxes are for Avars, past and future. AVhat causes 
Avars? Most wars can be traced to the desire for property. 
Let us look at a fcAv of our 0A\ai Avars. The ReA-olution — 
secession of property from the British croAA'n. The Avar of 
1812 — seizure of property on the high seas. The Civil War 
— the property of slavery. The World War — the desire of 
the acquisition of property on the part of Germany. And 
Avbat is true of nations is true of the individuals AA-ho com- 
pose them. Most of our economic trouble right noAv is 
caiised by the desire for property. The Avar profiteers do 
not desire to disgorge their blood-bought millions by oper- 
ating the factories at a loss. LikcAAdse, the laborers do not 
desire to descend to their pre-Avar Avages. In both cases it 
is the desire for property. But in the shadoAv stands Jesus, 
pleadmg Avith men to lay up their treasures in the skies. 

The rich man Avho lays up great Avealth for himself, 
loses his freedom for he becomes a slaA^e to his Avealth and 
poAver. The labor unionist becomes a slave to his OAvn ma- 
chinations. Both are founded on the things of this Avorld. 
If men would but believe that Christianity is not laymg up 
earthly treasure, and which they confess when they become 

FEBRUARY 22, 1922 



Cliristiaiis, trusts would automatically disappear, and unions 
would die for want of members. Tx-ue freedom will come 
only when every man is a brother to his fellow men, when 
he communes with his fello^v men's spirit, and with the 
spirit of his God, and when he applies the teacMngs of 
Jesus to his life every day, not just on Sunday. 

The teachings of our Lord offer us an ideal state of 
life, if we would but apply them. They offer us true FREE- 
DOM and liberty, but we are afraid to take them at their 
face value. We know that we would have to give up many 
of the things that we now hold dear. "We would have to 
live in a house by the side of the road, and be a friend to 
man," instead of living in the mansion on the hilltop, acces- 
sible to the select few. We would have to be unfettered by 
the ties of greed, gain, and lust, and fettered by the ties of 
friendship, and love for our fellow men. 

Brethren, let us live a life of goodwill, working no 
harm to our neighbor, and filled with love for all mankind. 
Then will we know the TRUTH, and shall by truth be 

New Enterprise, Pennsylvania. 


Witnessing for Jesus 

By Pearl Jackson 


Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suf- 
fer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that re- 
pentance and remission of sins should be preached in his 
name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye 
are witnesses of these things (Luke 24:46-48). And we de- 
clare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise whicli 
was made unto the fathers. God hath fulfilled the same 
unto lis their children in that he hath raised up Jesus again 
(Acts 13:32, 33). I am the true vine, and my Father is the 
husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit 
he taketh awa>: and every branch that beareth fruit he 
purgeth it that it may bring forth more fruit. Herein is 
my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be 
my disciples (John 15:1, 2, 8). 


A few evenings ago -when, with the fresh fallen snovi- 
Avhich changed the trees and buildings into fairy structures, 
I viewed the beautiful sunset, I was made, like Jennie Lind, 
to exclaim, "I know my Redeemer liveth." Then, too, when 
I study the various creations and their marvels I can again 
see the greatness of. our Redeemer. How often do we stop 
to think how great must his love be to care enough for 
weak humanity to lift it out of the sinking sands of sin. We 
usually wish to do something for our friends who do some 
particular rervice for us and why is it that Ave are not more 
Avilling to render more and Ijettcr service for our M-oi/thy 
friend, Jesus? 

Jesus gave his life that we might be joint heirs with 
him and now we are in debt to him. We can pay this debt 
only by our service to him and the church. Some one says, 
"How can I be of service to himf I cannot be a minister 
or missionary. I am so situated that I cannot give all my 
time to chiirch work?" Dear friend, if this is your situa- 
tion, you are the one whose service will count if you shine 
where you are. For what can a pastor, evangelist, mission- 
ary or personal worker do if there are no examples of pure 
Christian lives by which they can prove to unbelievers that 
the Christian life 'is. worth while? 

I wish we might feel the dignity of performing well the 
humblest tasks of life. We are measured by the number of 
people we can help and not the number of people it takes 

to help us. As a man gropes along a path in the darkness 
of the night, so do we until we consent to take Christ as 
our guide and are willing to lean on his strong arm of faith. 
When we fail to give to others information about his mar- 
velous love, his just cause is compelled to suffer. When 
teaching a cliild to do some particular task we make sure 
that he knows the details of the little things, then we feel 
sure that he can master the more important parts. It is the 
same way when working for Jesus ; when we are able to do 
w ell the little things, then we can master in a higher degree 
of perfection the larger things. Do not be afraid of the lit- 
tle things. Even the much admired Franklin liad for one 
of his maxims, "Little .strokes fell great oaks." 

We Christians are the connecting links between Jesus 
and our unbelievmg friends. We must not forget that non- 
Christians have souls as well as we, and when we fail to 
help them we are failing to help Christ, for, as he said to 
his disciples, "Inasmuch as ye did it not unto the least of 
these, ye did it not unto me." I firmly believe that God 
has a definite purpose for each one of us. He may call us 
to service on the foreign field, in the ministi-y, or into the 
service as lay members, but whatever it may be, it is our 
duty as true hearted Christians to respond to the Divine 
leading, "Follow me and I will make jou to become fishers 
of men." Then too, "As the branch cannot bear fruit of 
itself except it abide in the vine, no more can ye, except ye 
abide in me," should be a challenge to us all to live the 
most noble Christian life possible, and those who can de- 
vote their entire time to Christian service should not neg- 
lect to be going saints with glowing faiths. 

The greatest need of the hour, in this restless age is for 
Peters and Johns who say, "We cannot but witness the 
tilings we have seen and heard." We have some so called 
Christians who live as thougli their lives wei'e apologies for 
the church of the living Christ. But we as Christians, are 
Christ's disciples and it is up to us to accomplish Ms Avork. 
We have a great responsibility resting on us. Are we will- 
ing to be true soldiers of the Cross? Let us each prayer- 
fully and earnestly take renewed earnestness in the groAvtli 
of the kingdom, remembering "I can do all things througli 
Christ who strengtheneth me." 


May Ave as noAv having seen a Adsion of our Master's 
serA^ce make this our prayer, "GiA^e me the Avisdom that 
cometh doAvu from aboA'e, God, in approaching men for 
thee, and help me ever to remember that thou art Avaiting to 
do thy AA'ork in their lives." 

North Manchester, Indiana. 

Big I 

By Samuel Kiehl 

Too many I's by the speaker, or in composition by the 
Avriter ravors of egotism. The author is apparently parad- 
ing himself instead of exalting God the Father and his only 
begotten Son. More of God and Christ the Lord, and our 
duty toward them and each other, and less of self, Avould 
be a good idea for some of us in our contribiitions for The 

The Psalmist says, magnify the Lord with me, and 
let us exalt his name together (Psa. 34:3). 
Dayton, Ohio. 

Kansas has a laAv compelling teachers to instruct their 
pupils regarding the eA'ils of tobacco and cigarettes. As it 
is not suppofed a teacher aa^U comply Avith' the laAV and then 
set a personal example in direct opposition to such instruc- 
tion, all teachers are required to be total abstainers from 

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FEBRUARY 22, 1922 




Ashland, Ohio 

'The Importance of the Prayer Life of the Sunday School Teacher" 

By Mrs. L. G. Wood 

The topic assigned me assumes tliat there is an impor- 
tance in the Prayer Life of the Sunday School Teacher. 

May v,-e consider the subject iinder two heads. I. Why 
is it important? II. How imjDortant is it? 

FIRST, may we find the basis of that importance in 
wliat tlie Sunday school IS and what it is supposed to DO. 
What is it? It "is the TEACHING service of the CHURCH 
to Avin Souls to CHRIST and train them in Christian ser- 
vice. It is the BIBLE SCHOOL, the School of ONE BOOK 
and that book is the Word of God, and the teacher must 
LIVE it before he can successfully teach it. 

Prayer is the greatest means of communication witli the 
author of our text book. Prayer; to those who know the 
Lord, is simijly and really conversing with him. God speaks 
to us through his Word ; ■we speak to him through prayer. 

The greatest aid in mastering the Bible is frequent and 
regular lessons in the language of the Spirit, at the thron" 
of Grace. 

SECOND, may we base the importance of the teacher's 
prayer life upon the recognized qualifications of the teach- 
er! the fii'st of which is that he be a "Christian," and every 
Christian prays from the standpoint of privilege, rather 
than that of duty. 

The pupils of a Sunday school class will not ask the 
church officials if their teacher is a member of the church ; 
but they will watch closely the life and conduct of their 
teacher and especially the teacher's attitude toward the 
church. If a teacher is not regular and prompt in attend- 
ance at the chiirch services, this fact lowers the pupil's es- 
timation of the value of the church. 

The successful teacher is the ideal of their ])upils and 
that means that "What you DO speaks so loudly in my ears 

that I can not liear what you SAY." If a teacher ignores 
the regular services of the church, including the Wednesday 
evening i^rayer meeting, this example will cause the pupils 
to. ignore and depreciate the church, more than all of his 
words in favor of the church. 

THIRD. May we base the importance, and the tnea- 
sure, of the teacher's Praver Life upon the nature of the 

The teacher that would lead Souls to Christ must be 
lead BY Christ, which means unstinted faithfulness to the 
Avoi-k and progi'am of his church. 

The teacher's task may be classified as four-fold — 1st. 
To instruct the mind. 2nd. To move the will. 3rd. To 
inspire the heart. 4th. To mould the life. 

Too many teachers do not realize the importance of 
their task. .Too many look upon it as a mere profession, or 
as a kindness uijon their part 'to the superintendent of the 
school, while in reality it is a holy calling to the highest 
type of Christian service — ^-s-inning souls to Christ. 

A child is not an empty vessel to be fi.lled with some 
kind of "gab" to keep it quiet for a time; but a cliild is 
a Inmdle of powers, to be regulated in their A^ery rapid de- 
A'elopment. It is -wonderful to watch the unfolding of a bud 
in its processes of development, but it is much more wonder- 
ful to watch the unfolding of a human soul and with kind 
understanding, assist it to grasp the real meaning of life. 
As Bible school teachers may we pray! pray! pray! imtil 
our souls are aglow with that perfect love of the Man of 
Galilee, as we endeavor to bring into vital relation, the 
liiving Word and the Living Soul. 

381 Westmoreland Ave., JohnstoAvn, Pennsylvania. 

J. A. Garber 


Our Young People at Work 

Melvin Stuckey 


Christian Endeavor Week at Allentown 

Christian Endeavor Week has just passed and I think 
it a duty that I make mention of our society at this time 
beeaiise of the splendid vork it is doing and planning for 
the future. All of our committees have met during the past 
■week and have planned for the year. Diiring the evangel- 
istic services held by the pastor. Brother C. E. Kolb, a 
prayer circle Avas held for fifteen minutes prior to the ser- 
vices for three weeks. Also a pledge was signed by almost 
every member in the form of "Win a Friend." Our so- 
ciety would probably be rtill in the same old rut of past 
years if it were not for our Brother Kolb, ^who lifted us out, 
and we no^\'\' are making fine progress. Brother Kolb is one 
of the most prominent members of Christian Endeavor in 
Lehigh county. Why? Because he is the president of the 
County Union! It was but a short tune after the starting 
of his ministry in AUento-wn that he xvas chosen Counsellor 
and showed such great ability while in that office that at 
the next election lie was chosen president. Lehigh county 
is going to have its best year the way things look. 

Let us get back to the society again. Our Christian 
Endeavor society has at present forty-five members and 
ranks second among the county societies in its appropria- 

tion to State M'ork. Perhaps you wonder how do we do it? 
AVe have a budget and because the collections at prayer 
meetings are not sufficient we have asked for subscribers 
to the budget. The budget amounts to seventy-five dollars 
and over one-third of it has already been subscribed. 

Our socials and business meetings have always been 
well attended and the Social committee has been working 
very hard and does not give any signs of slacking up. We 
held a Valentine Social in the basement of the church and 
all that could be seen on walls and ceiling were decorations. 
The games are always of a verj clean type and interesting. 

During the latter part of 1921 we received six members 
from the Junior Department. They were on the average of 
thirteen years old. They were a little timid at first as we 
all -were when we began, but iio-^-s' they can get up and an- 
swer questions that the older folks can scarcely do. They 
take an active part in all the meetings and are improving 
rapidly along C. E. lines of activity. 

No^w Ave dare not forget the Juniors. It is one of the 
liveliest societies in Allento^Avn. They won a banner for be- 
ing the most loyal at a Junior C. E. rally. This is displayed 
■\Aath great pride in the church. In some respects they are 

FEBRUAEY 22, 1922 


PAGE 11 

better Endeavorors than the Seniors. When prayer is called 
for by the Superintendent, Mrs. W. H. Schaffer, everybody 
prays and all are in earnest. This is sometimes lacking 
among the older Endeavorcrs. They have their own offi- 
cers and committees and you Avill not find any one of them 
lying down on the job no matter M'hat work is given them. 
We have no Intermediate Society becau(-c we lack room. 

A Service Set-up. 


I am sure that no argument is necessary to impress the 
value to one's Christian life of a private, faithful study of 
the Bible and' private prayer. The Quiet Hour committee 
should carefully guard this side of the work, not being sat- 
isfied until every active member at least has had the mat- 
ter individually explained and the signing of a pledge of 
the "Comrade of the Quiet Hour" urged. 

I also see the committee suggests that one half of the 
members be enrolled as comrades of the Quiet Hour. Sure- 
ly this should not be liard to do. And then the first half 
is not to be content until the last half is in the ranks. 

The only way to grow as a member of the Christian En- 
deavor society is by individual participation. The oldest 
members should make a business of coacliing the younger 
members and also new members of the society, showing 
them the importance of and how to speak and pray in pub- 
lic. To give them a specific thing to do at a specific time 
Avill help them to start. They should be encouraged and 
not discouraged by what to them seems failure, but to per- 
severe until participation becomes easier. Make it a point 
at the end of each succeeding month to have more members 
taking part than in the previous month. This way only 
■,\-ill the young folks get the advantage of the training for 
which Christian Endeavor stands and to grow in kno-\'iiedge 
of the Bible and the Christian way. Let us make it indeed 
a trainmg school in the full sense of the word. The Chris- 
tian Endeavor meeting should give us a longing for prayer 
ineetings and Christian Endea\'or members f^hould he enthu- 
siastic boosters and attendants of the midweek prayer ser- 
xiee. The testimonies of the older ones, the example of the 
faithful lives of the saints, should be a stimulus to the young 
Christian and thus assure their attendance at the mid-\veek 

Water is the element m which fish live, and move, and 
have their being. The air enveloping the earth is the ele- 
^ment in which man and all land animals live, and move, 
and have their being. The natural man created in the im- 
age of God, lives, and moves, and has his being m God his 
Creator (Acts 17:28). The f.piritual man, believer in_ Christ, 
who confesses that Jesus is the Son of God', dwells in God, 
and God in Him. He lives, and moves, and has his being in 
God his heavenly Father (1 John 4:15). Enoch walked 
with God three hundred years (Gen. 5 :22) . Believers in 
Christ having life eternal ^valk -with God continuously. The 
godly walk is the walk that wins. 

Dear reader, with whom, and how are you walking? 
Zacharias and Elizabeth were both righteous before God, 
walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the 
Lord blameless (Luke 1 :6). The Lord help us to do so. We 
ask in his name. 


I am aware that many societies are not so situated to 
take up the work of a class in Expert Endeavor and still it 
is so simple that it can be done, although there are few m 
numbers and no expert present. 

The book, "Expert Endeavor," maj^ be obtained from 
any Christian Endeavor supply house for a small sum. A 
class of two or three up to any larger number can study 
the book chapter by chapter and as the book is composed 

We have however, enough material for such a society but we 
find it not an absolute necessity. We attribute this work 
to our faithful helper, Brother KoIIj, and the prayers of the 
society. Hoping God's blessing is upon you all, we are, 

The Y. P. S. C. E. of the First Brethren Church of 

Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Per. W. II. SHAFFER, Jr., President. 

By Charles V^. A bbott 

of questions and answers, the pastor, or Sunday school 
teacher, in fact, anyone can conduct a class, ask the ques- 
tions and lead in the discussions of the various topics and 
later the examination may be held and the grades taken. 
Write your State C. M union secretary for the list of ques- 
tions requesting one for each member of a class to be ex- 
amined and you will receive these free of charge and the 
results of the examination will class you as experts. You 
will be surprised to know how a few Expert Endeavorers 
will help to hold up the interest in your society, and wall 
give it poise and influence in a way that may not be ob- 
tained from any other condition. 

In the absence of your ability to hold a class, here is 
something that the smallest and most rural society can do. 
They can send to the United Society at Boston and ask for 
"Expert" leaflets, say one for each of the elective officers 
and one for each member of the committee. That is, if the 
prayer meeting committee has five members get five leaflets 
or if the music committee has three get three leaflets. After 
receiving these, (which will you 2c each) put one in 
the hands of each member of a committee and elective offi- 
cer with instructions to familiarize themselves to the point 
of being examined as to the contents. 

Then call a meeting and hold a written examination and 
you will be surprised to see the interest tliat will be taken 
in the work. 

While president of the Montgomery County Christian 
Endeavor LTnion a few years ago, having business in a 
neighboring suburb one evening I found myself next door 
to a Christian EndeaA-or business meeting. In the latter 
part of the evening I dropped into this business meeting and 
found this society which is possibly one of the most alive in 
the whole county union, taking the examination on these 
leaflets just referred to. Many other societies have gotten 
oft' the rocks and into a good saiUng by trying this plan. Do 
it ; you can 't lose out. 

With the fine Brethren interest in missions I feel sure 
that every opportunity is accepted to jDush forward the mis- 
sionary cause and of all the opportunities offered none is 
more important than the rchool of missions conducted each 
year at Winona Lake, Indiana. Why not, l)'ginning at once 
on returning to yoiir 'Ocietie^, start a rmall fund of a few 
dimes to grow through the year and call it the "Mission 
School Fund," for the purpose of sending some mission live- 
wire through a school next year to get the methods and en- 
thusiasm for the societJ^ This school has the very best teach- 
ers that can be procured and the method used for instilling 
missionary methods and enthusiasm are second to none. 
"Co-opei*ation in anything means puccess, " and this can be 
well applied to missions. 

Most churches have within the year various training 
classes, .such as sjDecial Bible classes by the pastor, teachers 
training classes, special choir work, etc., and the life of the 
Endeavorers shoidd be thrown profusely into these classes. 
Also, in a personal workers' class for definite hand to hann 
work for revivals and decision days Progress and efficien- 
cy is greatly enhanced by religious education and the best 
results may be obtained by using i-eading matter and books 
of this nature. I am quite sure that Profesor Gai-ber will be 
glad to make suggestions along this particular line as that 
is his work, and I am unable to make these suggestions. 

Dayton, Ohio. 

(To be continued) 

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FEBRUARY 22, 1922 

Send Home Missionary Funds to 
Home Missionary Secretary, 

906 American Bldg-., Dayton, Ohio 


Send Foreign Mission Funds to 


Financial Secretary Foreigrn Board, 

1330 B. Third St., Long: Beach, California 

Excerpts from Missionary Epistles 

{Compiled from personal letters from lames S. Gribble to his <u>ife) 

Bozoum, Fenoli Equatorial Africa, 
October 28, 1921. 

Pertaps this may be the Shortest letter 
that I have yet sent you, as it has been biit 
a few days ago since I sent one off for you, 
and now it is dark and I am writing with 
the light of the lantern that I purchased at 
Bangui. It is about like the other lanterns 
that we purchased as far as giving light is 
concerned. It gives enoug'h of it so that one 
can see the lantern itself, but not a very 
great sight more. I certainly will be glad 
when we get better lights. I now seldom try 
to do any work after nightfall, as it is too 
discouraging with the light that I have. But, 
praise the Lord for it, as it is far better than 
none at all. 

Tomorrow morning thirty-two men, one of 
whom is a headman, are to start for Bangui 
to bring up some of the boxes that are sup- 
posed to be there for us. That is why I have 
an opportunity of sending this letter. 

Well, yesterday the new Administrator ar- 
rived here and this afternoon I was over to 
call upon him. Everything about the work 
here is new to him yet, so that he was not 
able to say much, but he has given me per- 
mission to go over into the Kare country and 
begin work bj' erecting temporary buildings, 
etc. The old Administrator, Monsieur Jac- 
oulet, is over in the Kare country now. So, 
the Lord willing, early next week I expect to 
move ' ' ohex Kare. ' ' 

You will observe that I stated "tempor- 
ary" buildings. Well of course, our first ones 
would be so, anyway. But by leaving all of 
our boards back at Carnot, it will be neces- 
sary for me to make practically as much 
preparation for the temporary iDuildings as 
I will need in the building of the permanent 
ones, for I do not propose to ' ' know how ' ' 
to knock apart packing boxes, etc., to make 
doors, etc. Therefore, I do not think that 
there will be any change in our plan from 
what wo Ti'ould have carried out if every 
phase of the permission question would have 
been settled now. I know that God has led 
us, and that we now can feel that at last 
we have gotten to the chosen part and that 
all will shape up in proper order at the 
proper time. 

The new Administrator came hero over tlie 
same route that I did, that is up along the 
Ouame River. I cannot see ivhy the French 
do not give up that terrible road when there 
is another which is shorter and is not so 
infested with the tse-tse fly. For my part, 
I feel that I am done with it. 

Since coming back from Bangui I ha^■e 
given the bicycle a complete overhauling. But 
I find that I must change the inner tube in 
the rear tire, as it is too old and rotten to 
hold air any longer. When fixing the rim cut 
casing for t-he front wheel on the sewing ma- 
chine, I finished breaking the handle which 
was partly broken when the machine was 
sent to the field, So, for the time being, the 
machine is notjH-ery usable. 

I have good news to report along the food 
line. Since being back this time I find that 
both the Baya in this part, as well as the 
Kare, raise a very fine kind of yam which is 
as good or even better, I believe, than any 
of the yams that they had at Brazzaville. 
Moat of the food that I now eat comes from 
the Kare country as I am constantly having 

visitors from there and they bring me food. 
I certainly have had an abundance of food 
to eat since being back at Bozoum, and it 
costs me but little also. Now I get about a 
pint of goat's milk evei-y morning. I pay 25 
centimes for it. Then the hens lay me several 
eggs a day, and I can buy some real good 
ones here. Since being back at Bozoum, I 
have not craved peanuts, as I have an abund- 
ance of other foods. Now I use no imported 
food whatever except salt. Of course I have 
some oat meal opened as well as condensed 
milk tliat needs using up, else it will spoil. 

Since being back I have asked the big Baya 
Chief hero, Nakowin, about buying goats, 
but he says that he has none for sale now. 
However, the Kare Chief, Mamadou, when I 
was over there in August to take pictures, 
told me that he would hunt up some for me. 

By what the natives tell me. Chief Ma- 
madou comes as far as the first Kare village 
quite frequently to meet me, expecting to 
iind me on my way there. However he never 
comes to the Poste. Yet last August he 
wanted to go with me all of the way to Ban- 
gui. The Administrator here asked me if the 
Kare were contented to have me come over 
there. Of course I try to put the thing as 
lig'htly as convenient, and aaj' that the Chief 
Mamadou is very tranquil. 

Yesterday Sisi came to see me. With him 
were some other Kare, and among the things 
that they brought were the legs of a chicken 
that had been given me the other time when 
I was in Kare country and which I gave to 
one of the Chiefs to keep for me until I 
eanie back. The report was that an animal 
had caught the chicken, and they had two 
to replace it. I do not believe that I ever 
heard of a time before when the Lord so 
gave an entrance into the hearts of the peo- 
ple as he seems to have done here about Bo- 
zoum. To him be all of the glory. May wo 
so present our Lord to them that they will 
forget us in their admiration of him. 

The new Administartor was very much im- 
pressed bjr the niceness of the climate at the 
Bozoum Poste. He said that it is by far fin- 
er than at Ft. Sibut. - And on this mountain 
where I am at present, overlooking the Poste, 
the climate is far better, and I think that our 
mission station will be every bit as fine, or 
possibly even better still. This mountain 
would be an ideal place for another station 
if it were only better located. But, as I 
have found on this last trip it is at the very 
edge of the Baya tribe that we know and 
the better location for a station to meet the 
needs of this section of the Baya tribe is 
about "forty miles south of here, as I have 
indicated on the map that I had with me on 
the first- trip. Yet, one certainly finds a 
blessed contrast when he comes here from the 
climate, in general, between hero and Ban- 

Well, I will close for this time. This time 
I will not get a separate letter written for 
our little girl, but as Pondo and others will 
be going back to Bangui within a few days 
more, I will doubtless have another letter on 
its way to you soon. But I expect that one 
to be written in ' ' chez Kare ' ' which will be 
my first letter from there to you or anyone 
else. I am now writing an article for the 
Brethren Missionary called "Art Thou 
Ready?" It is a special appeal to young men 
and women to come forth to the mission field 
young in life and trust in the Lord. I trust 

that the Lord will use it in the way ofstirr- 
ing some yoimg people out of their cozy nests. 

N'Doll Village, Chef Mamadou, 
Chez Kare, Bozoum, Nov. 4 1921. 

Well I got through yesterday. It was dark, 
or pretty near that, when I arrived here. It 
is over twenty-two miles from our houses at 
Bozoum to the Chief Mamadou. All were 
glad to see us. I got the wagon through also. 
The road was far from being what might be 
called good for an African one even. Of 
course the wagon was taken through empty, 
save for the iron bed, which I now use all of 
the time, and ■ some tools for making road 
where it was too absolutely bad to get 
through. I had nine men and a headman to 
take the wagon through. Had it taken across 
the Ouame Eiver, about three miles from the 
houses, two days before. 

There is still trouble about the concession. 
This certainly must be the Ebenezer Mission 
Station. At the Poste they have a copy of 
my first letter only to the Governor at Ban- 
gui, and not the second one. They say that 
the letter that they have is not compelte 
enough, or not regular. I told them of the 
second one, and now since I have been asked 
to do so, will send the carbon copy of it that 
I had intended to send to McClain. 

Also found out that there must be three 
different demands to. get what we want at 
all. One is for the concession. Then another 
must be for the religious work, and then an- 
other for the school work. So I was aftei 
getting busy at once along the religious line, 
not that I expect to have a lot of time, but 
I want to be free, so asked how to go about 
making the request. Then a search was made 
to find the paper containing the law, but it 
was not findable at Bozoum. So the Admin- 
istrator said that he would write to Bangui 
for it. 

I was delayed in coming over here two 
days because of having had fever. Had it 
.■just one day and am in good shape again. 
Praise the Lord. Well, will close for this 
time. Would write more, but Pondo and the 
men want to start, and I will be sending an- 
other lot of men pnder Pfimo to Bangui in 
three davs. 


A new motion picture film prepared at tlie 
instance of the United States Public Health 
Service vividly presents the life history of 
the mosquito, especially of the kind that 
transmits malaria germs and costs the Unitei! 
States people about $200,000 a year by so 
doing. Part of the film is "animated" and 
part taken from actual life; all of it is life- 

Most realistic are the views showing how 
the female mosquito absorbs the malaria - 
germs with the blood of a malaria patient, 
how the germs increase and multiply and 
pervade the salivary glands of the mosquito; 
and how the mosquito passes them on to the 
nearest innocent bystander, who promptly 
falls ill with the disease. 

The film was exhibited for the first time 
at the meeting of the Southern Medical 
Association at Louisville, Ky., November 15 
to IS, 

FEBRUARY 22, 1922 


PAGE 13 



You have read no news from Lost Creek 
for some time. It was not that there 
been none to report, but that everyone has 
(been too busy to write. 

Things seem to be on the up grade. At- 
tendance at the regular Sunday services is 
good. One week ago yesterday, it was 127 
at Sunday school, and more at church. Yes- 
terday the attendance was larger still, at the 
' church service especially. The chapel was 

Brother Thomas Allen preached fur us at 
the last church service. It was a splendid 

The chapel at eight o 'clock each morning 
seems crowded, more so than we have ever 
seen it before. 

That there w,as a real need for the new 
dining roojn and the rooms for boarding girls, 
and that the Home Board was justified in 
making the expenditure necessary to bring 
that about, is fuUy verified by the fact that 
the rooms there are all occupied and the din- 
ing room fuU throe times a day. Just as fast 
as any improvement is put in here, the young- 
people about respond and tax it to its full 
capacity. We have had to turn away scholars 
again this year, even with the increased 
boarding facilities. The old dining room has 
been converted into a convenient laundry 
room, which thing also has . been sorely 
needed for many years. 

At our last night 's prayer meeting ser- 
vice there were twenty-six confessions, sev- 
enteen for the first time, and nine reconse- 
creations. It was the largest number of con- 
fessions we save ever had at a regular ser- 
vice. God was with us in the service and 
working mightily. How I wish I had time 
to tell how some of our boys and girls have 
improved since coming to Eiverside. How 1 
wish you could all see what your help has 
meant to Adam Hayes, a boy who came here 
when he was about fourteen years old, a boy 
whom we had to suspend: a boy whom we 
thought it almost useless at times to bother 
with longer, a boy who seemed to develop 
very slowly, but now a boy who is 
helping Islrs. Drushal with the Junior Chris- 
tian Endeavorers, leads in prayer, and is de- 
veloping into one of our best boys at the age 
of seventen. If you could have seen ' ' Adam ' ' 
when' ho came, and then see him now, the 
difference would be very impressive. 

We now have our courses of study accred- 
ited, and because of that we must use the 
state adopted te|f:t books. But remember that 
we teach the Bible right along with the 
other, that our excuse for teaching the other, 
is that we can get them here, to teach them 
the Bible. The Bible is our first book. And 
because of that whenever we find in a text 
book anything that contradicts the plain 
teaching of the Bible, the text book teaching 
must be discarded. We now have a class in 
psychology. We got a book recently to read 
along with our regular text. We got this 
book from one of the leading book concerns. 
We asked for the latest and best they had. 
They sent it. On page 32 of that book, we 
Tind the following: "We are all descended 
from a simple, wormlike creature. The seg- 
ments of our backbone are memorials of the 
segments of its body. Such stuff as that is 
appearing in books scattered broadcast, and 
thousands of our young people are not only 
reading them, but are having such state- 
ments "affirmed by their teachers. A presi- 
dent of one of our large state universities re- 
cently stated to the student body of about 
three thousand, "If you are unable to recon- 
cile your religion with what is taught in biol- 
ogy and phyehology, throw aside your re- 

ligion. ' ' What will be the future condition 
of our boys and girls, if they are allowed to 
grow up under such teachings as that? Cer- 
tainly one result will be that the thought of 
the Bible and God will become largely erased 
from the minds of the people, if this present 
order stands long enough. Another has said, 
' ' Erase all thought and fear of God from a 
community, and selfishness and sensuality will 
absorb the whole being. ' ' 

At Eiverside we are making the Bible the 
first book, first in authority in the things of 
life, both material and spiirtual. The blood 
atonement is a real thing at Riverside, and we 
are depending on the Holy Spirit to give us 
such discernment of the truth of the Bible, 
that when any of these insidious teachings, 
such as referred to above, creep into our pres- 
ence under any guise whatever, we may see 
them and expose them. Pray for us, that we 
may ever be found true and faithful to the 
plain teachings of the Book of Books. 



A long time has passed since we have re- 
ported our various evangelistic efforts. In 
November we held a short meeting for the 
Brethren at Brighton, Indiana. The interest 
and attendance throughout was good consid- 
ering the busy season for t'he farmers. A 
splendid family was added to the body of be- 
lievers. On the last night of the meeting 
the treasurer informed us that he would like 
to interview me at the home of Brother 
Floyd Bolley, where I was miaking my home 
during the meeting. But strange that the 
whole congregation toad to have a part in it 
and followed us over \vhere they literally 
showered us with those good things that our 
good Lord has provided necessary to keep 
soul and body together. The evening was 
spent in a social way, with songs, a feu- 
speeches and light refreshments. I am sure 
we are very grateful for these tokens of ap- 
preciation and we have no reasons to become 
discouraged wit'h the outlook at Brighton. 
The Brethren here are not many, but they arc 
the right kind. They are responsive to lead- 
ership loyal Brethren to the core and are 
standing by the work in every way. 

We have been hindered very much recent- 
ly on account of an epidemic of smallpox. 
With the coming of spring we hope to get 
back to normal conditions at least,, and if 
possible gain some ground. Our plans are 
for a brief pre-Easter revival effort. 
Campbell, Michigan 

Our sojourn among the Campbell Brethren 
has been reported by the pastor, but we feel 
a word further is due him and them. It was 
indeed a pleasure to work with such a church. 
It was here that I spent four years as a 
farmer-preacher, the most blest of any four 
years of my ministerial career. What a joy 
to return now to find scores of those w<hom 
we led to Christ as pillars in the church. 
Some have gone home, but many are there at 
their post of duty. Our meeting was not all 
that we had hoped for by way of confessions, 
but the people simply are not there. When 
we remember that at least 100 persons have 
been added to the church from the immediate 
community in the past few years, we will ap- 
preciate how thoroughly the field has been 

Brother Anderson is a true yoke-fellow. 
While with him I attempted to find the se- 
cret of his success, and I think I have found 
it. First, he is free from jealousy and self- 
ishness. Second his life is clean and above 
reproach. Third he is intensely loyal to the 

Book. Fourth, he is not afraid to work. He 
visits and ministers to his people in a quiet, 
unassuming, sacrificing manner. Fifth, he is 
a friend to every one. The folks told me 
that he preached strong Gospel sermons. 

These are the things that are making for 
his success in the ministry. May the Lord 
bless him and 'his church and continue to 
make them a great and mighty power for 
God in that community. We shall ever cher- 
ish the days of fellowship that we spent to- 
gether and the many expressions of oontLdence 
■ and encouragement received help us as we go 
on to press the battle in other fields. 

LaPaz, Indiana 
At this writing I am engaged in a revival 
eJfort with a nucleus of Brethren, in and sur- 
rounding the village of LaPaz. For a num- 
ber of years there has been a growing de- 
mand for a Brethren church in the village, 
but owing to the nearness of the County 
Line church the organization has never been 
perfected. LaPaz is a town of about three 
hundred souls with but one very small or- 
ganized church (The Saints). It is my opin- 
ion that an organization could be effected 
with at least fifty charter members. We have 
a very live Sunday school. In spite of zero 
weather we are preaching to large audiences 
and two haads of families have thus far been 
added. My prophecy is that if the right steps 
are taken here that there is a possibility of 
building up a strong Brethren church in a 
short time. The field is ripe for missionary 
and evangelistic work. There are some of 
the best, most well-to-do and influential per- 
sons in the community that are interested in 
the project. More later. 

Notice to Micliigaii Churches 

As secretary of the Indiana Conference I 
am in this way serving notice to all churches 
and Brethren in Michigan, with reference to 
t'he action of the recent Indiana Conference 
— ' ' Inasmuch as the churches of Michigan 
are so few and scattered even to the extent 
that it is considered impiiactical for them to 
attempt to maintain a district conference of 
themselves, and feeling that they should be 
connected with some district, w^e therefore in- 
vite them to participate in our annual Dis- 
trict Conference. " It is hoped that t'he iso- 
lated brethren and churches in general will 
accept this offer and will begin to plan ac- 
cordingly. It is also hoped by many that 
general conference will look with favor upon 
the action and see fit to merge the two dis- 
tricts. C. C. GRISSO. 


It has been a long time since Cerro Gordo 
has been heard from through the Evangelist, 
but still we have been working and trying to 
do the best we could, although some time the 
W'Ork seemed hard. 

Brother Teeter left us in October and en 
tered scihool in Chicago, and we are glad that 
he is preparing himseli: to be a still more 
able worker for the Master. 

The second Sunday in December Brother 
Minderman came to us from Dayton. And 
we were glad that we were not any longer 
without a pastor. 

He is earing for the work in a fine way 
and bringing us Gospel messages each Sun- 
day. The prayer meetings are also interest- 
ing. 'SVo have been studying the book oi 
Ephesians. The third Sunday he was here he 
baptized two young men. 

The first of the year we lost two of our 
workers, Brother and Sister Studebaker. He 
entered the Institute in Chicago to prepare 
himself for church work. We miss them but 

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FEBRUARY 22, 1922 

they have our prayers aud we wish theui suc- 
cess in their chosen work. 

The first Saturday in January we held our 
quarterly business meeting witii good imports 
aud best attendance i'or sometime. Last week 
our church and the whole community were 
saddened by the sudden death of one of our 
line young men, Brother Utm lUciJunaju. llc 
was hunting and his gun accidentally dis- 
charged and killed him. We will greatly miss 
him as he was always m his class on tjunday 
morning. Brother Teeter was called to hold 
funeral services as he came into the church 
during his pastorate.. The church w;as filled 
with no standing room which witnessed to the 
life he had lived in the community. 

Our Sunday school attendance has be<-'n 
better so far than last year. This is of inter 
est because during the winter months ■>ve 
have very bad roads. 

The Woman's Missionary Society is plan- 
ning to have tleir mission study class just 
now with Brother Minderman as teacher. 

The Christian Endeavor is getting along 
nicely, too. We ask the prayers of the Breth- 
ren that we may as pastor and people con- 
tinue in the faith, and work for lost souls in 
our community. MES. HELEN BOGUE, 

Corresponding Secretary. 


The Maui«rto\vn church is well know-n in 
the Maryland-Virginia District Conference. 
Brother E. B. Shaver is the pastor and has 
been the efficient leader of these people for 
many years. This has been the writer's first 
privilege of laboring with the pastor and peo- 
ple and we can say we met faithful and loy- 
al Brethren. 

We began the meeting Sunday, January 
eighth and closed after a three weeks' stren- 
uous battle. The meeting began with prom- 
ising weather conditions and splendid audi- 
ences; Monday evening, we were privileged 
to speak to a fine audience, (note a Monday 
evening audience) ; Tuesday was also an ideal 
day aud had a large gathering that evening. 
But the next day we encountered a blizzard, 
the snow falling to a considerable depth and 
then followed by a storm which badly drifted 
the roads. So Wednesday night we had no 
services which brought a bi-eak at the begin- 
ning of a very promising meeting, and from 
that time on wo 'had snow, mud and cold. But 
notwithstanding these eondiitons we went 
right on night after night proclaiming God's 
Word to people who were eager to hear it, for 
they manifested it by their loyal attendance. 
A¥e have not found more appreciative or at- 
tentive audiences aud the jjeople deserve com- 
mendation for the interest manifested in 
things religious. 

The community is closely churched; there 
being three churches of different denomina- 
tions in close proximity, and a large ingather- 
ing would be impossible. The immediate re- 
sults of the meeting were eight additions; 
seven by confession of faith and baptism and 
one by relation from the Cnurch of the 
Brethren; most of these were from the Sun- 
day school of that ag« when the heart is ten- 
der and the voice of Christ easily heard. Two 
fine young men made the great decision when 
others of their companions were counting 
the cost. It rejoices the heart to see young 
men and women, boys and girls line up for 
dirist and the church. 

We closed the services Sunday night and 
had present a good sized audience. Many ex- 
pressions coming from those who said that 
■ they were helped by the meeting gives us rea- 
son to believe that the immediate results do 
not alone measui'e the success of the meeting; 
and we pray that seed sown may mature in 
due season. 

The evangelist was entertained in the 

Shaver home which is a preacher's home. We 
are grateful to them for their kindness as 
w"eli as the genial hospitality shown us m 
various other homes which we shall kindly 
remember. May God bless this pastor and 
people and all others to his Glory. 

A. B. COVER, District Evangelist. 

P. S. — The address of the writer is: iil8 
Und St., S. E., Washington, D. C, and will be 
glad to correspond with any churches desiring 
meetings so that dates may be arrang-ed. A. 
B. C. 


it is not likely that any of the rt-aders of 
the Evangelist ha-\e forgotten that at the call 
of the Bicentenary Committee of the church, 
the second Sunday of last June, was to be 
observed as Educational Sunday, and that an 
offering was to be asked for then, and the 
hope expressed that it might be equal to 50 
cents per member. Neither will it nave been 
generally forgotten, that the reason given 
for this request lay in the fact that emergen- 
cies had arisen which forced the call. Irom 
time to time, reports were given as to the re- 
sponses which had been made the last of 
taese having appeared early last October. In 
spite of the fact that more than half the 
year is gone, taking June 15 as its beginning, 
there is reason for submitting an amendment 
to earlier announcements, and this follows: 

Amount received at last report, . . $2,645.18 

Berlin congregation, 77.63 

D. A. Young, Eaton Ohio 2.00 

Maple Grove congregation, 30.00 

A Sister, Bryan, Ohio, 25.00 

Dayton, Ohio (additional), 200.00 

Altoona congregation, 29.50 

Johustow-n, (first church), 300.00 

Total receipts to date, $33,09.31 

The writer knows that other congregations 
were faithful in that offerings were taken, 
but up to the present the results of such ef- 
forts have not been reported, nor the amount 
sent in. In almost every instance, where the 
matter was presented, the people responded 
well, meeting in their gifts, all that was asked 
of them. This shows conclusively what can be 
done if the people are given an opportunity 
to show their loyalty to the institutions of 
the church. 

In addition to offerings in support of the 
Educational Day program, gifts huve been xe- 
eoived since the opening of the present col- 
lege year, August 1, as follows: 

Mrs. R. Z. Eeplogie, $ 50.00 

Brother Lehman, 3.00 

Long Beach congregation, 50.00 

N. C. Neilsen, 100.00 

Mary E. Bricker, 14.50 

Sara Gingiich, 35.00 

John Hazcn, o.OO 

Total gifts, $257.50 

In behalf of both faeultj' and trustees, I 
thank all the Brethren w<ho are giving such 
piraetical expression of loyalty to the institu- 
tion wdiich alone can be expected to furnish 
high gKade Brethren training for future 
Brethren leaders. 

Yours for the advancement of Christ's 
church, and Ashland College . 


church was back of the campaign and pushed 
it with energy. A large chorus choir of 40 
voices gave volume to the singing and the 
many specials they rendered were most ap- 
preciatively received. The delegations froni 
time to time influenced many frends and 
strangers to come within our gates. 

The sermons by Brother Bame were of +hp 
highest type. They rung true to the "faith 
once for all delivered unto the saints. ' ' They 
brought conviction to the sinner' and dissat- 
isfaction to the worldly church member. In 
these fiei-y messages, the line was hewn very 
close, regardless of where the chips fell. We 
believe the church has caught a vision of a 
higher and more victorious Christian experi- 
ence from them. In addition to those who 
heard them, hundreds read them as they ap- 
peared each day in the most prominent daily. 
Dr. Bame was at his best while among us 
;and too much cannot be said in appreciation 
of the most efticellent leadership he rendered. 
The results of the campaign in numbers are 
as follows, — 40 by confession, 23 by letter 
and relation, and six reconseeratious making 
a total of 69. Of this number all will be- 
come members but 7 most of whom are hin- 
dered by their parents. A goodly number of 
most substantial families are numbered 
among these accessions. The Sunday school 
is now over 90 percent Christian. 

At a special service, held^on Sunday after- 
noon, A. O. Dannenbaum, a converted Jew, 
was ordained to the Eldership. A sermon of 
power was given by Brother Bame preceding 
the ordination. The service was most im- 
pressive as was appropriate. Brother Dan- 
nenbaum has sacrificed home, relatives and 
fortune for the cause of his faith in Christ. 
He hopes to complete his preparation at Ash- 
land in the near future. One young ntan of 
excellent qualities volunteered as a Life 
Work Recruit. 

We believe that this campaign developed 
a closer fellowship between the Brethren 
churches aud those of the Church of the 
Brethren. All of the ministers of both 
churches within a certain radius were the 
guests of the Somerset Street church at a 
banquet one day at the Y. M. C. A. There 
were 16 in all. It was a blessed service of 
Christian fellowship. May it be far-reaching 
in its influence. 

With the impetus of this campaign back of 
us, we are moving on in a most encouraging 
manner. Every department of the church is 
aw-akening to renewed effort. Our slogan is, 
hood of Mary aud Martha is being quickened 
in zeal. The Sunday school is maintaining a 
better record than ever before. The Woman's 
Missionary Society is pushing its work espe- 
cially the Mission Study part. Our Wednes- 
day evening of Prophetic Study is averaging 
around 90. Plans are under way leading to 
the organization of a Senior and Intermedi- 
ate Christian Endeavor Society. The erec- 
tion of the new church will begin just as soon 
as the weather permits. We feel amply re- 
paid for our trip across the continent to 
lead these people on to victory in his Name. 

437 Somerset Street. 




On January S, Brother Bame began the 
evangelistic services. Thorough preparation 
had preceded his coming. From the very 
first services the crowds were excellent. There 
was very little fluctuation regardless of the 
fact that we had all types of weather. The 


After closing the splendid meeting at Fort 
Scott we came to Camden, Ohio, to hold a . 
meeting for our church there. Camden i 
about thirty miles from Dayton and is a ve'' 
promising field for the Brethren church. ' ■ -' 

are only two other churches in the tov '''^^4 
over a thousand population and so it . '•>^ 

overchurched as many places are. This r '^'' 
it ;a very fertile field to work in. Our ■ 
here is only about five years old and it 

FEBRUARY 22, 1922 


PAGE 15 

livest church in town and is the only one 
that is really growing. There arc a lot of 
as fine people here as are found anywhere 
■and are anxious to be led out into the full 
work, responsibilities and blessings which 
G-od 'has to bestow upon his people. 

I never had the privilege of wrorking with 
a more agreeable and willing and self-sacri- 
.'r''" ^ pastor than Brother Eikenberry. There 
is nothing he was not willing to do to make 
"i^uocess of the meeting no matter what it 
'ost him. He made a flying trip from Day- 
ton every night by train and automobile in 
order to be at every service. It cost this pas- 
tor over sixty dollars just to attend the meet- 
ings during those three weeks. Wit'h such a 
man at the helm and leading the church, we 
can only expect groat things from the people. 

Many things were instituted during this 
meeting that bid fair to be a great help in 
the work in the future days. A fine choir was 
organized and all are agreed that it will be 
continued, for it is a gTeat help in the ser- 
vices of the church. A men 's prayer meet- 
ing was begun which was one of the main 
causes of the splendid success of this revival. 
They arc also determined that their baud 
shall continue on to greater things in pray- 
ing throug'h hard places and praying down 
greater victories for the Cross. I learned to 
love these dear men in their earnest desire 
to be in the center of god's will and will not 
soon forget them. Another result of this 
meeting here was the institution of full time 
service on the part of the pastor. Until now 
the church has been getting along as best as 
it could wit'h preaching every two weeks. 
While launching out into a full time service 
of a full-fledged church means a lot more re- 
sponsibility and sacrifice on the part of God's 
pillars there of whom there are many; it also 
means swifter progress and more pow-er and 
greater blessings. 

I believe that there is a bright day ahead 
for Camden and look for some splendid ac- 
complishments to come from that place. Un- 
der the splendid leadership of Brother Eik- 
enberry we can look for good reports. They 
already need more Sunday school room and 
are talking of all jumping in next summer 
and building some more on. Go to it, Cam- 
den, the Lord bless you! 

I am now in ■a. meeting at the First Breth- 
ren church at Philadelphia. So far we have 
had good attendance and interest and a very 
apparent willingness to work to the success 
of the meeting. While my fall and winter 
dates are about all filled, I can still take on 
two or three meetings from April to June this 
year. Any church desiring a meeting soon 
may reach me at 2255 North Tenth St., Phil- 
adelphia Pennsylvania. 



As the readers of the Evangelist iave not 
heard from me for some time, I shall give 
an account of myself. 

Huntington, Indiana 
We closed our work there April 1, 1921. 
We served that church a little more than 
three years and God wonderfully blessed our 
efforts as the following report will show. We 
found on going there 52 members, an average 
Sunday school of less than 40, an indebtedness 
of $13,500. After completing the church 
building, we left 125 members, an average 
Sunday school for the last quarter of more 
than 85, and an indebtedness of about $7,500, 
which was fully provided for. The church 
was organized in the fullest sense of the 
word and was prospering in every way. To 
'»d be the glory. 

Dutchto-wii, Indiana 
served this church six months, which 
ioyed very much. Here I think is a 
-V congregation with great possibilities, 
'tlave a membership of about 60 and as 
a class of Brethren as could be found 

anywhere. There is the home of Eev. T'homas 
Plow, and he served this church for a num- 
ber of years and did a great good here. They 
need a pastor, and very badly too. There are 
many members of other denominations in this 
community who work with us and support the 
work in every way. Brother A. E. Thomas 
of Warsaw is serving them in a very com- 
mendable way, pi-eaching ro them week 
nights. I think it speaks well for Brother 
Thomas, in his strenuous and busy life that 
he will take time to hold together and en- 
courage them until they can and will call a 
regular pastor. I, for one, pray God's bless- 
ings on his efforts. 

Peril, Indiana 

We began our work here October 1, 1921, 
under very favorable conditions. We find a 
\ery substantial, zealous, faithful member- 
ship of 125 of the best people of the city and 
community a fine well located lot with tem- 
porary church building, and parsonage (log 
cabin) all paid for, and building fund of 
over $10,000.00 in cash and pledges. All told 
our assets would total about $18,000.00. Now 
I think this show^s somebody has been work- 
ing, don't youV Well there has, and Brother 
G. C. Carpenter who served this congregation 
for seven years, as you know, left this record, 
and 'he deserves credit ,aiid praise for the fine 
piece of work he accomplished here. I con- 
sider it an honor and a privilege to follow 
such as she, and feel my responsibility and 
opportunity verj^ keenly, but "His grace is 
sufficient. ' ' 

On the last week of October we began our 
revival effort with Brother W. E. Thomas of 
Plora, Indiana, as our evangelist. He brought 
the message of the Christ with power and 
conviction for throe weeks. Wo found in 
Brother Thomas a willing worker, ready to go 
anywhere at any time, from house to house 
preaching the Gospel of tho Ecdcemer. We 
enjoyed his fellowship very much. It was a 
pleasure indeed to have him with us in our 
home. All in all, he proved himself an evan- 
gelist in every sense of the word. The sec- 
ond Sunday of our revival we held an all day 
meeting, •with Eally day in the Sunday school, 
a basket dinner, an afternoon program, dele- 
gations from neighboring churches, especially 
1-oree, who brought with them their fine or- 
chestra, also Little Beinioe Worl the whist- 
ling soloist of the Brethren church. Brethren 
C. A. Stewart, J. W. Clark, and Harley Zum- 
baugh were present and assisted in the pro- 
gram. Brother Thomas bringing the three 
sermons of the day. We closed our revival 
on Sunday evening, November 13, with 3 6 
additions, and the church strengthened in 
evorj' waj'. On Monday e-seiiing following 
we held our communion service, which was 
the most blessed service it 'has been my priv- 
ilege to be a part of. The service w,as large- 
ly attended, and best of all every new mem- 
ber took part. We see grearer possibilities 
for the church here. We are receiving whole- 
hearted and united support for our plans and 
Xerograms. We covet an inrerest in your 

I have set the Lord always before me (Ps. 

]6:8). He has set my feet upon a rock, (Ps. 

40:2). I have set my face like a flint (Isa. 

50:7). He has set before me an open door. 

In the service of the King, 



The ' ' new spirit ' ' which has invaded t'he 
ranks of the Huntington church is still at 
work and with increasing force. On January 
first a fine young man from one f amity and 
a young mother in another, were baptized. 
This mother adds another family to our con- 

On .January fifteenth we began a meeting 
with the pastor doing the preaching • which 
lasted three weeks. The real purpose of this 

meeting was to strengthen the membership 
and more firmly establish them in the faith. 
This was accomplished. And in addition on 
February sixth a husband and his wife were 
baptized. This added a whole family in 
which the church has been interested for 
many months. 

Our Sunday school is in the midst of a 
drive to secure new enrollments. No effort is 
being made to secure a record attendance. 
The object is to secure members who will be 
a part of the school. Followdng is a state- 
ment of the progress we are making: 

Attendance Offering Enrollment 

January first 56 $4.15 S3 

February twelfth 94 7.38 134 

We are proud of this showing but the fig- 
ures in no way tell the whole story. There 
are at present two epidemics in the city. Per- 
haps half the homes have some one in them 
who is ill, not seriously, but just sufficient to 
keep them in as well as others. Then on Feb- 
ruary 12 at the Sunday school hour it was 
scarcely safe to step outside on account of 
the slippery condition of the walks. With 
these conditions existing the records of that 
date are meritorious. Thirteen new enroll- 
ments were made on that date and we know 
of some for the 19th. Our drive will end 
April first. Another report will bo submitted 

For the souls which have been won we 
thank our Heavenly Father. Pray that our 
Sunday school drive may accomplish much 
more before April first. 

417 Indiana Street. H. E. EPPLEY. 


After all, the people, the souls of men, 
their personalities, their spirits, are the facta 
that go to make up a church, not the build- 
ing nor the organ or the church bell. Let a 
flood come and carry away the church house, 
but the church will meet next Sunday morn- 
ing in an open field and the church has not 
been scathed. Quiet forever the big church 
organ and the pipes will go on playing of 
themselves their hosannas. Germany melted 
all the bells of the churches of France, yet 
when peace came the same bells chimed their 
music at the joyful news. The spiritual fact 
in people's experiences like a wedding or a 
funeral or a birth or a death, or the con- 
version of the soul from sin to a new clean 
way of living, tears and laughter, and ser- 
mons and prayers and hymns and goodness 
and faith and love and heaven and God, these 
are the things that give peculiarities to these 
people that we call the church people. 


"We cannot dissociate a vulture from the 
way he makes his living. The human vulture 
who feeds and grows fat upon the afflictions 
of men, has no right to expect the good will 
of his fellows." 


The following contributions to ■ the Bicen- 
tenary Offering for our publishing interests 
have been received to date. Some individuals 
have sent in their personal offerings which 
should be credited to the local church where 
their membership is held, but as we do not 
always know where that is we have not been 
able to place some of them correctly. 

Where an offering has been received from 
a 'husband laiid ^s'ife or from an entire fam- 
ily or a group of individuals we give credit 
to the one who made the remittance. 

We are not able to designate with assur- 

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FEBRUARY 22, 1922 

ance just what congregations may have 
reached the goal, as we do not know the 
membership of all the local churches, but the 
pastors and the members wiU know whether 
or not they have borne their share of the 

We trust the appearance of this report 
may inspire the churches that have been a 
Uttle tardy about getting in their offerings 
to attend to this matter at the earliest pos- 
sible moment. 

The Offering 

Grant Walters, $ l-OIJ 

Nell Zetty, ^^ 

Mrs. D. J. Myers, 1-00 

Geo. Bainhart, 1-00 

Mrs C. A. Will, 1-00 

D W. Campbell, 2.00 

Jas. Crockett, ■ 1-0" 

H. A. Studebaker, l-"0 

Mrs Kate Euby, 1-00 

H. C. Hostetler, 1-00 

J. M. Weimer, 1-00 

John Brenneman, 1-00 

J. M. Berkley, 1-'^"'' 

Mrs. Eetta Fortncj-, 1-00 

J. S. Hopping, 1-00 

S. E. Holsinger, -50 

Lemon Mellinger, • 1-00 

Mrs. A. E. Fidler, 1-00 

W. H. Miller, 50 

J. P. Kagey, 1-00 

Mrs. G. J. Hites, -50 

Mrs. Eliza Smith, 23.00 

Seltha Dawson, 1-00 

J. S. Hazen, 5-00 

Mrs. Effie Kemmerly, -50 

Mrs. Nancy Housley, 2.00 

J. H. Drager, 1-00 

Frank Coover, 1-00 

Mrs. Anna Leedy, 1-00 

Mrs. A. W. Merrifield, 50 

Mary A. Wicks, -50 

Teegarden church, 8.50 

Mrs. J. L. Beal, ^1-00 

Gretna Brethren church, 33.53 

H. J. Lehman, 5.00 

E. E. Eoberts, 1-00 

Eliza Miller, 1-00 

Lemuel L. Funk, 1-00 

John Bricker, -50 

D. H. Postel, 1-00 

E. C. Moser, 1-00 

Bettie Varner, -50 

Isolated Member, .50 

S. O. Berkeybile, 1-00 

Mrs. J. F. Hines, 1-00 

F. E. Helser, 1-00 

Mrs. Roy Decker, 1.00 

Fostoria Brethren church, 4.65 

T. W. Garey, 1.00 

Mrs. E. C. Mercer, 1.00 

Fairhaven church, 15.00 

Elkhart Brethren church 108.00 

A. D. LaBrant 50 

Mrs. Emanuel Grise, et al., 2.50 

Amy AVorst, 2.50 

Salesta Mason, -50 

E. A. Swinehart, 5.00 

Mrs. Clara Nicbel, 1.00 

Mrs. Robert Boring, 1.00 

Pauline Teeter, 10.00 

Mrs. Mary Replogle, 1.00 

Samuel G. Good, 1.00 

Annie M. Beekley, 1.50 

The Spiggles 5.00 

Martinsburg Brethren church, 40.00 

John Martin, 2.00 

Laura Hegler Sturge, 5.00 

Mrs. R. L. Eeece, .50 

Mrs. E. G. Good, 1.00 

Mary A. Snyder 8.10 

Mrs. Edna Copp 2.50 

Jas. W. Hunt, 3.00 

Mary S. Messenger, 1.00 

A. B. Johnson, 1.00 

Mrs. Herman Trittcn .50 

Mary K. Huvett, 1.00 

A Sister, 1.00 

No. Manchester Brethren church, . . . 30,00 

Aaron Showalter, 1.00 

Columbus Lrcihien church, 5.B1 

Lizzie Brant, .M 

Nancy Haines, l.OU 

Conemaugh Sunday school, i!4.3i! 

Listie, Pa. Brethren church, 0.67 

G. B. Strayer, 'A.dO 

R. D. Martin, ii.OU 

a. Id. Grisso, li.OO 

Beckie C. Kmith, .50 

Mrs. L. S. Keim, l.UO 

Mrs. Angeline Giiiis, .50 

Israel Penrod, l.OU 

K. Garber, iJ.OO 

liittman Brethren church, 3.05 

J . H. i' ouug, i;,UU 

Berne churcn and Suuaay school, . . . y.L;5 

N. D. Wright, 5.00 

kialem BretUren churcli, 10.30 

J. L. Gillin, 5.00 

Sidney Brethren church 11.90 

Abbre Theakston, 1.00 

Mrs. H. M. Neyers, 2.50 

Mrs. C. R. Geidlinger, .50 

Edwin Kent, 10.00 

Garwm Brethren church, ly.OO 

Pleasant Grove churcn, y.50 

Anna F. Miller, ■ 0.25 

Mrs. J. B. W,aiQpler, 1.00 

Wm. Davis, ' 2.00 

Masontown Brethren church, 35.00 

Hudson Brethren church, 12.00 

Linwood Brethren churcn, 12.50 

Bryan Brethren church, 100.00 

E. L. Snyder, ■ : 1.00 

Middlebranch Brethren church, 20.00 

i'alls City Brethren church, 37.32 

R. R. Boon, 2.00 

Mrs. L. S. White, 50 

Mrs. R. Arnold, 1.00 

Mrs. A. Landry, 2.00 

Fairhaven Brethren church, 2.50 

Homer\'ille Brethren church, ti.OO 

Meyersdale Brethren Sunday school, 51.10 

Summit Mills Brethren Sunday school, tj.50 

Nannie Kishler, ■ 1.00 

Lathrop Brethren church, 15.00 

Washington C. H. Brethren church, . . 18.20 

Bethel Brethren church, Michigan, . . 2.00 

Brother and Sister, 1.00 

T. A. Clark, 1.00 

Hamlin Brethren church, 40.60 

Aurelia Brethren (No services), 15.00 

Hagerstown Brethren chuich, 36.00 

Uiiiontown Brethren church, 42.00 

Butler, O. (No services;, 3.00 

Lillie Warren, .50 

Ft. Scott Brethren church, 8.72 

Mrs. Simon Fair, 1.00 

H. E. Wolfe, 2.00 

Mrs. E. D. Parent, .50 

Emma Trice, 1.00 

College Corner Brethren church, .... 12.60 

Leon Brethren church, 5.06 

Turlock Brethren church, 5.50 

Mrs. Mamie Anderson, .50 

Jo'hnstown Third Brethren church, . . 17.00 

Isaiah Krider, 1.0,0 

B. F. Lampton, 2.00 

Carrie M. Stoffer, 1.00 

Philadelphia Third Brethren church, 23.07 

Hagerstown Sunday school, 1.00 

Ardmore Brethren church, 10.00 

Carleton Brethren church, 23.90 

A Sister, 8.00 

Mt. View Brethren church, 10.00 

Mrs. Luverna Robertson, 1.00 

Mrs. Leo Lehman , 1.00 

Edwin G. Von Rohr, 1.00 

Linnie Hammer, 1.00 

G. A. Hoover, .50 

Gratis Brethren church, 15.00 

Lanark Brethren church, 17.40 

Alleutown, Pennsylvania, 40.00 

White Dale, West Virginia, 15.00 

Onl3' about one-fourth of the churches have 
reported up to the present time, but we sin- 
cerely trust the rsmaining churches may re- 
port as soon as possible. We are thankful for 
the many individual gifts that have added a 
considerable sum to the total of the oifering 
to date. 

Wliiie some uf the churches have nut 
reached the goal this year, if the churches 
not yet reporting will be prompt in doing tne 
best they can under existing conditions it 
will be of great beneht to tHe church's only 
publishing institution. 

Director ot Publications. 


Mrs. Jennie Repiogie, wife of L. Z. Rup- 
logic, Alioona, Pennsylvania ptacefully and 
quietly passed into tne rest tnat remamuiii 
for tne children of God, in the early murnmy 
uf January 20, 1922. 

Sister Replogle was one of those rare and 
beautiful Cnristian characters of whom it is 
a genuine joy to write. Deatn came to uer 
suddenly, and, in a sense, unexpectedly, yet 
not unprepared. Peaceiuily and quiutly, 
seemingly without a single struggle, came to 
her the dissolution of body and spirit, in the 
profoundest and truest sense she died as she 
had lived, for hers was a quiet life, full of 
tenderness and sweet charity. 

For years she was a member of the First 
Brethren church, Altoona, Pennsylvania, to 
whose highest interests she lived true and 
loyal. Pre-eminently hers was a life of quiet 
usefulness. Unostentatiously, with no thought 
of reward, not seeking the praise of peupie, 
like her Master she went about doing good 
in his name. The consciousness of haying- 
helped some one in the way of life was to her 
a suificient rew-ard. The memory of kind 
thoughts, kind words, and kind deeds afforded 
her a comfortable pillow, in the hour of death. 

Some live or six years ago, her only daugh- 
ter, Ida, (Mrs. Chapman) died, leaving two 
small children, for the younger of whom Sis- 
ter Replogle at ouce became the foster moth- 
er. To the nurture and the training of this 
child she gave her life. The linest acts of 
sacrifice are unknown except to God. They 
are as quiet as they are noble. Pre-eminently 
is this true of Sister Replogle. 

In her death the home has lost a devoted 
mother; her husband. Brother Replogle, a lov- 
ing and faithful companion; the church a loy- 
al member. The community will miss her 
gracious and inspiring presence. The world 
is poorer today because she ceased to breathe; 
but the world is also richer because she lived. 

Intimate acquaintanceship with Brother 
Replogle and family and their immediate con- 
nections on the part of the writer and fam- 
ily, which has been sanctified of God, grow- 
ing more and more precious with the years, 
make us feel that we have lost a very dear 
friend. But our loss is as nothing compared 
with the loss sustained by Brother Replogle 
and son, Kagy, and those closely related both 
by family and affection. May the Lord rich- 
ly bless and sustain them in the hour of their 

Because of close fellowship with the fam- 
ily the writer was called to officiate at the 
funeral services which took place Sunday af- 
ternoon at the home. The audience was a 
living testimony to the high esteem in w-hich 
Sister Replogle was held by her friends and 
acquaintances. A. D. GNAGEY. 

Ashland, Ohio. 


Garrison, Iowa, February 17 1922. 
The Brethren Evangelist, 
A.shland, Ohio. 

The Sisters Society of the Brethren church, 
formerly at Garrison, have a good organ 
which they will donate to any Brethren 
church, providing that church pays cost of 
crating and transportation. 

Very truly vours, 

MRS. R. E. OVERMAN, Secretary. 

' — ! 





Times Have Changed!'' 

So we continually hear. And on every hand its 

truth is demonstrated. Many things have changed 

and wonderful progress has been realized in many 

ways. But some things have not changed. 

The Book has not changed. 

The human heart has not changed. 

Man's need of a Savior has not changed. 

The awful fact of sin has not changed. 

Man's utter helplessness apart from Christ 
has not changed. 

Christ's willingness to save to the uttermost 
has not changed. 


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A Campaign of Spiritual Awakening and Evangelism 

Does your church need a spiritual invakening, or is it just as 
much alive as you think it ought to be? Is the spirit of evangelism 
abroad among your people, or have they lost something of their 
sense of responsibility for the salvation of souls? Your church may 
be very much alive and conscious of the presence of the Spirit, but 
there are some where the spirit of indifference has fallen like a late 
spring frost on green plants that were full of promise. It may not 
be yours, but in some church the pastor 's heart has been made heav.y 
many times by the lack of spirituality that has been growing upon 
his people. He finds them more and more becoming uncomfortable 
when the lines of cleavage between the world and the church are 
closely drawn. There are those who are losing the joy of mingling 
together in heavenly places in Christ .Jesus. The spirituality of the 
prayer service is too intense. They seem out of place in the holy 
Presence that hovers about the communion tables. There is a spirit 
of lukewarmncss creeping over their hearts that makes the waiting 
iOf saints before the throne of grace a. dull time for them. And the 
winning of souls is a lost art and a matter almost foreign to their 
vei-y thoughts. Such a church is in need of a revival of spiritual 
life, and happy will it be for that church if there is enough of faith 
and fidelity in its midst to lay hold on the gm.ce of God and secure 
a large measure of his quickening power. A campaign for spiritual 
awakening and evangelism would be a God-sent blessing to that con- 

It may be that your church is alive to spiritual realities and 
on joys the wor.ship of God 's house, but has lost for a time its f or- 
jner sense of responsibility for the saving of others. The n;embers 
love to have 1heir emotions stirred concerning the mystic commun- 
ion that may be had in Christ Jesus and the bliss of the heavenly 
world. The grace of God is a wonderful reality in their lives; its 
surpassing richness is overwhelming. With religious scrupulosity 
they observe their daily periods of prayer and Bible reading. They 
meditate often on their own sinfulness and weep bitter tears, and 
then on the love and forgiveness of God and weep tears of joy. They 
sit and muse on sacred themes and try to imagine themselves in the 
very courts of heaven. Their vision is set for scenes that are afar 
.and for those they long. Somehow they have lost' sight of this old 
sinful world. They are only pilgrims with only one thought, as was 
"Christian" in "Pilgrim's Progress," and that is to get through 
this wicked world and reach their journey's end as quickly as pos- 

sible. They are c\er praying for tabernacles on the mountain tops 
w^here they may remain and behold the transfigured Lord continu- 
ally. With monk-like selfishness they would shut themselves off from 
contact With sinful men and ascend to the highest tower where they 
might contemplate holy things and God. At any rate, they seem to 
have forgotten that there are other men in the world with souls to 
save and for whom Jesus died as much as for themselves. In their 
constant gazing on things afar, they seem to have lost the ability to 
see near at hand where there is so much of sin and sorrow and suffer- 
ing, and where their Lord is to be found among his needy people, 
lifting up, reclaiming and giving life to all who will receive his 

Here is need of a revival, a revival of the spirit of evangelism 
and an awakening of those high and Ohristlike faculties of sympa- 
thy for the suffering and concern for the lost in sin. The glorious 
Gospel will bring wonderful blessings to the hearts of all who humbly 
receive it, and they cannot but rejoice in it and desire to experience 
it in ever larger measure, but he who does not tell of his new found 
joy and makes no effort to bring others to share the grace of God 
with him will find that his blessing will turn to cursing. God's 
mercy becomes our judgment when wc settle down selfishly to en- 
joy ourselves without regard to the safety of our fellow-sinners. 
There churches as well as individuals whom God has placed upon 
his watch-towers, and who are failing to sound the warning. Be- 
cause of their failure men are dying in their sins, but the blood of 
these dying souls will be required at the hands of those who might 
have warned and saved them. If your church is at ease in Zion, you 
can prove your love for it in no better way than to set going a cam- 
paign that will result in awakening it to a high fellowship with 
Christ's love and yearning for lost souls. 

It may be that your church is intensely interested in_ the rescu- 
ing of those who have fallen into the depths of sin and in turning 
about those of adult life who are traveling the wrong road, but is 
overlooking the far more important and profitable task of guarding 
and directing in right ways the young lives that are yet in the pro- 
cess of making. It seems a wonderful demonstration of God's sav- 
ing gra,ce to see a man deep in sin lifted up and made to walk up- 
rightly before the Lord for the remainder of his nearly wasted life, 
and it is indeed marvelous. But it is not more truly a divine work 
ttau it is to gather together the children and teach them that Jesus 

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loves them and is their Savior too, and t'hat ho wants their lives to 
be dedicated to him while they are very young. In fact this seems 
a nobler work, and surely it is much wiser, to save a life at the be- 
ginning — to direct it and inspire it so that it shall choose Christ 
before it has sown its "wild oats," and be a daily recipient of 
God's upholding, restraining and empowering grace to the very end 
of life, t'ha.n to neglect these little ones so full of promise, and give 
ourselves with all desperation to the rescue and patching up of 
human wrecks. No type of evangelism hias more certainly been 
divinely commissioned, and none is more profltable to the church of 
Christ today. And yet there are those who have looked upon it as 
an unimportant task, hardly worth their efforts and have neglected 
it for the more spectacular type of evangelism. Possibly your 
church has not failed here, but those that have need to undergo a 
spiritual awakening that will enable them to understand the great 
importance of conserving childhood and directing it into the kingdom. 
Such evangelism requires patience, wisdom and fait'h beyond that of 
the rescue type, but no campaign would more certainly have divine 
approval, nor yield larger results. 

Does your church need a campaign of spiritual awakening and 
of evangelism'? However active, widely visioned or divinely di- 
rected it may have been, yet 3'ou doubtless can see where the field 
has not been as thoroughly covered or as carefully worked as it 
might have been. We are approaching the time of the year when 
liuman sympathies are touched the deepest and most universal, when 
the greatest tragedy and yet the greatest victory the world has ever 
known is to be celebrated. Why not" make the most of this time when 
hearts are tender by planning' in some special way to make proper 
and effective appeals for their love and loyalty to Christ and the 
church. Who knows but that God might bless your people beyond 
your 'highest hopes, if you were to launch an intensive campaign for 
spiritual awakening and evangelism to culminate at the blessed Eas- 
tertide ! 

Everywhere Is Holy Ground When God Is 

"Put off thy shoes from off' thy feet for the place whereon ihou 
standest is 'holy ground," was the message that Moses received in the 
place where ho was wont to tread and care for his sheep. At first 
thought it seems strange that the voice from heaven should call this 
holy grourid. It was not a sanctuary or a temple. It was not the 
place of a broken down altar, nor the scene of an ancient tomb. No 
historic battle had been foug'ht there. No spilled blood had sanc- 
tified the ground. It was a common field, a place where flocks grazed 
and herdsmen strolled. It was just ordinary ground, not nearly as 
fertile as the banks of the Nile, and yet it was called "holy." 

What made the ground holy'? The ajiswcr is clear. It was the 
presence of God. Nothing can make one place holy and another 
unholy other than the presence or absence of God,. Nothing can 
make one man holy and another unholy other than the presence or 
■absence of God. It is Divinity that gives sanctity to a place or 
person. "Where .Jesus is 'tis heaven there." It is his presence in 
every day and hour, in every task and plan, in every thought and 
word that sanctifies every place in life and makes holy ground every- 


i- Ha\e you sent in your Publication Day offering of 5(1 cents per 

White Gifts are still coming, and you will notice by Brother 
Blotter's report on Sunday school page that the number of reports 
has passed the hundred nrark, and the present total is a splendid 

Brother B. H. Plora is now s'heiiherding the tlocks at Darwin and 
Cambria, Indiana, where he reports conditions improved and more 
promising. He also speaks reminiscently of the work and people of 
.. Flora, which is home to Mm. 

Brother Bauman 's travel notes contain many things of interest, 
but nothing more important than t'hat Latin America spells oppor- 
tunity for the church of Christ today. When you have read his let- 
ter, you will understand the better what that means. 

Brother Alva J. McClain whose present address, is 1606 E'ast 
Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California, requests us to state that 
"the first edition of the sermon on "Freemasonry vs. Christianity"' 
is exhausted. There are no more to be had for the present. 

Another letter comes from little Jlarguerite Gribble, who is now 
permanently located at Sunny side, Washington, where she has a, 
lovely home with Brother and Sister John Weed, andj is attending 
school. Sister Gribble has started on her eastward journey, visiting- 
among the churches. 

Our correspondent at Listie Brethren church m Pennsylvania, 
writes an interesting letter concerning a most successful program 
covering several weeks culminating in a Home Coming celebration 
that was recently put across at the suggestion and by the leaders'hii^ 
of their faithful pastor. Brother W. S. Baker. 

Brother O. A. Kanauer of Winona Lake, Indiana, writes of his 
impressions of the Columbus, Ohio, church which he visited recently 
while in attendance at the Hardware Men 's convention in that city. 
It would be a fine thing if more of the Brethren when -visiting in 
towns where there are Brethren churches would look up the church 
and show their interest in the work. 

In our editorial item last week about Ashland College being 
approved a typographical error crept in and made us say the gift of 
Ashland city was more than $504,000. What we did say was "more 
than $.50,000." That is big enough to challenge the loyalty of the 
Brethren c'hurch just at this time, though we wish our college sup- 
port might be counted in si.x; figures instead of five. 

The loyal group of wors'hippers near Washington, C. H., Ohio, 
under the pastoral leadership of Brother Freeman Ankrum, are 
standing by their guns notwithstanding the financial depression that 
has hit that farming community pretty hard. It is encouraging to 
find more and more of our churches i-ef using to allow the Lord's 
work to be retarded with every period of low prices or crop failures. 

The two Pennsylvania churches of Bunkcrhill and Liberty ha%e 
been combined into one and is cialled the Eaystown church. This 
work has been brought to a completion under the leadership of 
Brother E. H. Smith, who on previous occasions has done acceptable 
work in this community. Brother E. F. Byers, who m-akes the re- 
port, assisted in the dedication and preached a few nights following, 
and as a result led three souls to unite with the church. 

Brother Bame is still pursuing his appointed task — the promotion 
of the Bicentenary, — whenever opportunity offers, and when opportu- 
nities do not offer themselves he invites them. He recently hitched 
up with Brothr A. E. Thomas of Warsa.w, Indiana, in an evangelistic 
campaign at that place. The campaign was 'a success, as we would 
expect with two such enthusiastic and successful evangelists at work 

"Out of t'he West" comes the voice of Brother Frank G. Cole- 
man, who evidently feels that he is really ' ' out west ' ' now at Sun- 
nyside, W'ashington. It is apparent that he is rapidly finding his way 
into the hearts and into the understanding of these loyal people. 
They are looking well to his material needs and are giving his lead- 
ership splendid support. He recently conducted a successful eivan- 
gelistie oajnpaign here. 

From Goshen Indiana, comes a complete report of the great 
evangelistic campaign, a partial report of which recently appeared 
in these columns. There were 102 confessions and applicants for 
membership. Brother .1. Fremont Watson was the evangelist, and 
that God spoke forth his truth t'hrough him with power, the results 
will teitify. Under the capable leadership of the pastor. Brother J. 
A. Mclnturff, the church was brought up to a fine stage of prepara- 
tion for the campaign, and also for the doing of aggressive work in 
every way. This was the most successful meeting from t'he stand- 
point of numbers that has been reported during this conference year^ 
Both pastor and evangelist give splendid reports in this issue. 



MARCH 1, 1922 


The Worth and Duty of Cheerfulness. By Roy e. Hewitt 

When we tlaink of the beautiful world in which God has 
placed us, and the wonderful love which he manifests to- 
ward us, why should -we not rejoice and lay hold on his 
promises ? 

Paul has commanded us to rejoice always, and this is 
only possible when our hearts beat in harmony with our 
Father's will, and we have them in tune with the orchestra 
of Life and are living the more abundant life ^vliich Christ 
came to give. 

Our lives gro-w from -within, and although we may be 
•wise, or rich, or great, we can never be truly blessed Avith- 
out happiness which must have its abiding place in our 

No greater happiness can be found than that whieli 
comes from right thinking, right living, and a good con- 
science before God. In liis presence there is fullness of joy. 

The secret of happiness lies in trusting him who has 
promised, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose 
mind is stayed on thee (Isa. 26:3). And in the language of 
Paul, "My God shall supply every need of yours according 
to his riches in Christ Jesus." 

Cheerfulness is much like sunshine, so let us keep the 
upward windows open that we may catch the morning's 
earliest rays and shed them around us in cheerfulness 
through the day. 

"Put on therefore gladness that hath always favor be 
fore God, and is accejatable before him, and delight thyself 
in it, for every man that is glad doeth the things that are 
good, despising grief." 

Happiness does not depend so much upon outward cir- 
cumstances as upon inward conditions. When Ave think of 
it there is but one blue sky over all, and Avhether it be blue 
or cloudy, the same heaven is above it. 

The spirit of a person's life is ever shedding some in- 
fluence, just as fragrance upon the air. Put a smile on your 
face when you go to walk and see how many pleasant faces 
you meet. 

Each of us is bound to make the little circle in which 
we live better and happier, that out of it the widest good 
may flow. Therefore I say it is the duty as Avell as the 
privilege for every Christian to be cheerful that others about 
him may be heljDed and strengthened on life's journey. 
There are times Avhen Ave AA'ill become discouraged, like 
Elijah of old, but if our lives are hid Avith Christ in God, Ave 
can still rejoice and hope and trust and this leads to cheer- 

Satan Avants to sap" us of our gladness, to steal our song 
and laughter and rob us of the joy of life. Worry is the 
tool Satan often uses to unlock our storehouse of happi- 
ness. Cheerfulness banishes Avorry, so let us ever overcome 
the upsetting sin of Avorry, by joyful hearts, and singing 
lips, and cheerful Avords of love and hopefulness. 

Wlien Ave can not do the things for Avhich Ave have 
longed and plamied, because of physical unfitness or condi- 
tions over Avhich Ave have no control, just remember that 
"Peace is God's oaaqi smile, and Ms love can every Avrong 
and sorroAv reconcile. So love and hope and trust and 
kindly Avait aAvhile. " 

In tlie time of Avaiting Ave may hear that still small 
voice, Avliich Avill reveal to us a better path of service than 
AA-e had chosen, and Ave can go on liis Avay rejoicing. 

Unbelievers lose their faith in us Avhen they see a pro- 
fessing Christian Avith a long face and doubtful expression, 
and hear our complainings and worryings. 

I believe God is displeased Avitli us Avlien Ave think of